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tennis_cropGirls’ varsity tennis dominated the courts this spring with a 14–1 league record, earning them an ISL championship shared with Thayer Academy. Building on last year’s strong season, the team welcomed Class IV standout Maddie Dewire, who played the number one position with a season record of 26–2.

“Our team was small but strong, and everyone was consistent,” says Class I co-captain Merritt Levitan, who was out this season with a foot injury. “Last year we would split a lot of sets, but this year we had more experience, and it showed. We also had great team chemistry. We matched really well together and we always looked out for each other.”

Head coach Troy Crichlow ’99 instills a strong sense of sportsmanship in his players, encouraging them to always respect their opponents. High school tennis can be a complicated balance of individual achievement and team play, but this sense of respect carried over to fellow teammates.

“We supported each other both on and off the court,” says Class I co-captain Mary Brown. “Knowing that your coach and teammates are looking out for you takes the pressure off, because you don’t feel as if you’re out there on your own. This tennis season was the best way to end my senior year.”