Loss to Berkshire, but we’re moving better in doubles


Berkshire School versus Suffield Academy                                    April 19, 2014

First Singles: Emily Hudson vs. Clem D. 1-6, 0-6.

Second Singles Rebecca Reed vs. M. Denton 1-6, 2-6.

Third Singles Andrea Brundin vs. A. Hail 1-6, 0-6.

Fourth Singles Neelam Mahtani vs. A Brazo 1-6, 2-6.

First Doubles Caitlin Marshall & Jessie Bicknell vs H. Laskowski & T. Boyce 4-6, 6-4, (8-10).

Second Doubles Alex Fabricant & Caroline Pape vs. M. Heilsnorn & M Vantine 3-6, 2-6.

Third Doubles Annabelle Pape & Emma Landis vs.C. Weich, & B. Polizzi 1-6, 5-7.

Berkshire’s experience and solid ground strokes proved to be a great challenge and test. The good news for Suffield is that players were able to transfer some good practice work into match play. Doubles players were able to add more ferocity to their volleys. Caitlin and Jessie forged a great comeback to win the second set, and fought back from 3-7 in the 10 point tiebreak, yet unfortunately lost in the end. Their play was solid, and most every point won on that court was a result of a winning shot. Our footwork looks to be improving as well. We’re enjoying this great point by the other twins to remind of how much every player moves in doubles. We look forward to more sunshine and hosting Williston on Wednesday.

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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