Girls Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

Girls Sweep Three Teams in Four Game Stretch

With controlled strokes and precise shots, Co-Captain Reagan Posorske ’17 secured a 6-4, 3-4, 10-7 victory in the first seed singles match against Choate last Saturday. Andover went on to sweep Choate 9-0, clinching its fourth sweep of the season.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Andover aced Hotchkiss in another sweep with a score of 9-0. The Thursday before, Andover emerged with another 9-0 win over Andover High School. To complete its week, Andover clinched an 8-1 victory against Deerfield on Wednesday.

Commenting on her victory against Choate, Posorske said, “I think a huge factor of my win in the tiebreaker against Choate was the fact that all of my teammates were watching my match and supporting me and because Coach Chase and Gabby gave me good advice going into it. I really wanted to pull out that win so we could have another sweep, so I went in very determined.”

Second seed Dariya Zhumashova ’17 patiently wore her opponent down to clinch the 6-0, 6-4 victory. Third seed Sewon Park ’17 beat her opponent 6-1, 6-2, and fourth seed and Co-Captain Isabella Haegg ’16 prevailed 6-1, 6-3. Fifth seed Katherine Hu ’19 dominated her match 6-0, 6-1, and sixth seed Lauren Fanning ’19 swept her match 6-0, 6-0.

Andover carried its momentum into doubles, with the top-three doubles only dropping a combined three games.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Andover aced Hotchkiss in another sweep with a score of 9-0. The game was played in the eight game pro set format, where the first player to win eight games won the match. Second seed Zhumashova aced her opponent 8-0 without losing a single point in the entire match.

“The key to winning my match was staying consistent and not making many unforced errors for my singles match,” said Zhumashova.

In doubles, first seed Posorske and Zhumashova also dominated 8-0. Playing in second seed, Park and Haegg clinched an 8-3 win, and Fanning and Charlotte Welch ’18 triumphing 8-1 at the third doubles seed.

The Thursday before the doubleheader, Girls Tennis succeeded 9-0 over Andover High.

In singles, Posorske swept her match 6-0, 6-0, and Zhumashova secured an easy 6-1, 6-1 win. Park won 6-1, 6-1 with consistent strokes. Haegg beat her opponent 6-1, 6-1 by executing points well and playing patiently. Hu earned a clean win with a score of 6-0,6-0. Fanning outplayed her opponent 6-1, 6-0, and Lauren Lee ’18 won 6-0, 2-2.

Rounding out its successful week, Girls Tennis clinched an 8-1 victory against Deerfield on Wednesday in the eight game pro set format. This was one of the closest matches of the season, as Deerfield was also undefeated heading into the match.

Andover’s win was driven by strong doubles play. Each doubles pair locked easy victories, dropping only six games across the top three seeds. Posorske and Zhumashova won 8-2, Park and Haegg defeated 8-3, and Fanning and Welch prevailed 8-1.

Andover looks to extend its undefeated streak when it plays Exeter this Saturday.

Apr 29, 2016