A Good Wrap-Up For Week Three

Suffield Academy’s Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Pomfret School, April 13, 2013

Suffield 6

Pomfret 1

First Singles: Sarah Berchuck vs. CC Cunningham 6-1, 6-1

Second Singles: Emily Hudson vs. Lexi Gulino 6-1 6-1

Third Singles: Lucy Zimmermann vs. Taylor Crompton 6-3, 3-6, (9-7)

Fourth Singles: Lexie Bicknell vs. Talia Gulino 6-3, 6-1

First Doubles: Hailey Burke/Jessie Bicknell vs. Dylan O’Hara/Caroline Shehan 8-6

Second Doubles: Marisa Sittheeamorn/Neelam Mahtani vs. Alex Adams/Emmie Albright 3-8

Third Doubles: Alex Fabricant/Caitlin Marshall vs. Katie McNaughton/Rhone O’Hara 8-1

Pomfret was a great host today, and the cool weather only affected teammates who were watching matches.  This week’s team goal was to build match toughness, and the girls worked well on that goal by hitting their cross court targets with more power; we are hitting fewer tentative strokes and exercises more control with shot selection.  The team overall also cut down on committing errors–especially on important points.  The exciting match of the day involved Hailey Burke and Jessie Bicknell who fought from behind and executed a great win at number one doubles.  One of next week’s focus will be our second serves.  We look forward to a challenging week, hosting Deerfield at home and traveling to Berkshire at week’s end.

Click on Phases of the Serve

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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