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Girls Varsity Tennis vs. New Trier - 8.30.17

On August 30, LFA walked away with a respectable 4-4 tie against New Trier for their first match of the season. The girls played 8 games with a line-up of four singles and four doubles for two rounds of matches.

Coming out with wins for LFA were:

  • Anna Schilling ‘20 played a very challenging match to come out on top at 8-5.
  • Freshman Lizzie Frekko ‘21 dominated with an 8-2 win.
  • New students Chloe Franzia ‘19 and Lexi Aronin ‘20 came back from being down 3-6 to win 8-6.
  • Seniors Gracie Kilborn ‘18 and Nikki Rust ‘18 won in a tie breaker 8-7 and 10-8.

Challenging and competitive matches were also played by:

  • Elizabeth Christoph ‘18 and Norah Ntagungira ‘18 who took nearly every single game to deuce and never lost their "fight" during their 1-8 match.
  • Anna Chigrinova ‘20 showed impressive singles strategy during her 4-8 match.
  • Montse Borjas ‘20 and Tonya Muzhylko ‘19 showed fierce net play during their 3-8 match.
  • Emily Nash ‘20 fought hard and ended her matches 7-8 and 10-12.
  • Dagny Birkerts ‘21 played an incredibly impressive 6-8 match as her very first match on the varsity team.
  • Sarah Roppel ‘19 was quick on her feet and powerful in her strokes during her 3-8 match.

-Head Coach Kim Graham

Girls JV Tennis vs. New Trier - 8.30.17

On August 30, the JV Girls Tennis team welcomed New Trier's freshman team for the first match of the season. The girls played best of three sets with 10 point tie-breakers deciding the third set, no ad scoring. With a freshmen class of over 1000 students, New Trier proved to be tough opponents, and LFA unfortunately lost 1-7.

Special mention goes to Nora Lee‘18 for claiming victory at 3rd singles (6-3, 6-2) and to Yiran Liu ‘20 who played amazingly at 2nd singles in a marathon match, just losing out in the 3rd set tiebreaker. Congrats also to our new players - Vita Cao 21, Maria Johnson ‘21, Christina Ma ‘21, Natasha Sokhi ‘21, Gabby Womsley ‘21, and Kalina Honczarenko ‘20- on their LFA athletic debut.

-Assistant Coach Mark Copestake

Girls JV Tennis vs. Rochelle Zell Jewish High School – 8.31.17

Last week, the LFA JV Girls Tennis team defeated Rochelle Zell Jewish High School 5-3.

The first round players played the best of 3 sets with a super tie-breaker for the last set. The second round players played either an 8 or 10 game pro-set.

  • 1st singles Ananta Srivastava ’18 played strategically to win 6-3, 6-4.
  • 2nd singles Yiran Liu ‘20 lost in a hard-fought tie breaker 2-6, 7-6, 7-10.
  • 3rd singles Nora Lee ‘18 won 8-6 after coming from behind 3-5.
  • 1st doubles Tori Glass ‘18 and Christina Ma ‘21 lost out to strong opponents 2-6, 1-6.
  • 2nd doubles Natasha Sokhi21 and Gabby Womsley 21 dug deep to win 6-1, 4-6, 11-9.
  • 3rd doubles Maria Johnson21 and Emma Chen ‘18 came from behind to win in a tie-breaker 3-6, 7-5, 11-9.
  • 4th doubles Bella He ‘18 and Zoe Zuo ‘18 used their experience to win 10-5.
  • 5th doubles Vita Cao 21 and Kalina Honczarenko 20 lost out to strong opposition 0-8.

-Assistant Coach Mark Copestake

Posted by Ms. Grace Kim in September 2017 on Wednesday September, 6, 2017


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