by Caitlyn Tierney
Girls tennis triumphed over Summit in a exceedingly close match, winning 3–2 last Thursday at Tamaques Park.
Senior Tri-Captain Caroline King defeated her opponent with a crushing 3–0 victory. “I’ve played this girl a few times before, and last time I didn’t do as well as I usually do,” said King. She added, “This time I played a lot better.”
First doubles partners, senior Tri-Captain Julia Criscuolo and sophomore Julia Morgan, beat their opponents as well.
Summit evened the match defeating WHS in third singles and second doubles.
The teams were tied, with each having won a singles and a doubles match, leaving sophomore Connie Wu to break the stalemate.
“Coming into the match, I personally thought Summit would be easy to beat— totally let that get to my head,” said Wu, “but I had to [win] this for my team.”
After an intense round of rallies, Wu conquered her opponent. The entire team rushed the court to congratulate her as they were declared the victors.
“I’m very proud of the team today,” said Head Coach Matt Varhley. “The match is a good example of how tight this team is; the girls are out there playing for each other, they’re not just playing for themselves. When they’re out there, they’re playing for the team.”
According to sophomore Catherine King, the girls are a cohesive unit.
"We’re really working together as a team…. We have a really strong camaraderie,” she said. “We’re a family.”
The team has a chance to finish the season as conference champions if they beat Oak Knoll and Kent Place in their upcoming matches, according to Varhley.
Additional reporting by Samantha Bromberg, Kevin Miller and Annie Resnikoff