The varsity girls tennis team dropped their first match on the season to Iroquois by a score of 4-1. Lily Vanuga, playing first singles, as she made her return to the court after an injury filled Freshman season, and lost 3-6, 3-6. The match saw some long points and great play by both players, the match could have gone in either direction. In second singles action Haylee Corrine played an incredibly talented player and lost 1-6, 0-6. This was Haylee’s first singles match of her career and she came away with a terrific effort despite the result. In third singles action Maria Rumfola lost a hard fought, three set match by a score of: 3-6, 6-4, and 4-7 in the tiebreak. Maria showed off her terrific ground strokes and excellent placement on the court in a losing effort.
In first doubles action Grace Terhune and Elle Schosek made their Varsity debuts and walked away with a 1-6, 2-6 loss. This was the first time either girl has played at this level and they both showed a lot of promise with their play. Wrapping up the action in second doubles were the combination of Ava Dziak and Julie Bartoszek. Those girls helped deliver a varsity point for SGI as they won 6-1, 6-0. Both girls have been improving each day in practice and it showed last night as they kept the pressure on their opponents and continued to improve their play as the match went on.
In exhibition action Layla Gartler and Emmie Weiss came away with a 6-2 set win. Both girls showed a lot of quality play both from the baseline and at the net which was encouraging seeing this was their first exposure to a tennis match.
This was a non-league match and moved SGI’s record to 0-1 overall. The girls look to get their first win on the season when they play Tonawanda on Monday afternoon.