A Close Match That Ended On The Last Court

Suffield Academy Girls Tennis versus Berkshire School, April 20, 2013

Suffield Academy 3

Berkshire 4

Berskhire was a great host today, and the sun came out as we played with some windy conditions under the mountain. Right from the warm-up, it was clear that it would be a close day.  The match came down to the last match at number two doubles, and Marisa and Neelam gave it their best by hitting good paced groundstrokes and executing some solid shots and serves; nevertheless, Berkshire’s good play prevailed. Lucy and Hailey also met very competent and powerful singles players who moved the ball left to right well and played well with drop shots and volleys. Lexi prevailed in a first set tie-break and closed out her second set on a stronger note. Caitlin and Alex also improved their doubles play during their second set. More good news occurred on our first doubles court as Jessie and Millie’s partnered aggressive net; their win was quite impressive in light of the fact that they were playing their first match together. Emily also improved her game a great deal during her second set of play and represented the top of our ladder well! We now look forward to Williston on Wednesday.

1.Singles Emily Hudson vs Michaelann D 3-6, 5-7

2.Singles Lucy Zimmermann vs Krisse N 0-6, 1-6

3. Singles Lexie Bicknell vs Allie B. 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

4. Singles Hailey Burke Doubles 2-6, 3-6

1. Doubles Jessie Bicknell and Millie Valero vs Karolin K. & Hadley L. 6-0, 6-1

2. Doubles Marisa Sittheeamorn and Neelam Mahtani vs Madison H & Lilly W. 6-7 (4-7), 3-6

3. Doubles Caitlin Marshall and Alex Fabricant vs Haley B. & Liza B. 6-2, 6-1

Exhibition: Charlotte vs Alex Fabricant 6-3

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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