By Eva Schiller (III)
Starting off the year with a winning record of 4-3, the girls’ varsity tennis team has held their own in the competitive Skyland Conference. The team’s winning matches were against Hillsborough, Bridgewater-Raritan, and Hunterdon Central. Two of those victories were sweeps, meaning that every member of the team brought in a win.
Regarding the season, Coach Marion Weber remarked, “I’m very happy with the way the season’s going. The Skyland Conference is very tough.”
Cassie Yermack (V), who plays third doubles, said, “I’m really proud of everyone so far. We have such a great team dynamic.” Second doubles player Caeley Feeny (III) agrees, saying, “The team is really close. We love playing together and supporting each other.”
On September 22nd, Pingry tennis faced off the rest of Somerset County in the counties, hosting the event on twelve new courts. “The new courts are fantastic,” said Jessica Li (VI), first doubles, “It’s definitely motivation to do well!”
Some goals for the season are to finish in the top three and hopefully win sectionals. “Most of all,” Coach Marian says, “we’re looking forward to a fun season.”
JV tennis is also doing well this season with six wins and one loss. “Their character is what stands out,” Coach George Roser stated, “There is a really positive culture, and I think the results speak for themselves.” Overall, girls’ tennis has a bright outlook for the season and will continue to fight hard to achieve their goals.