Andover Tennis Continues to Rack Up Dominating Wins

Co-Captain Lauren Wilmarth ’09 returned from an injury and dominated her opponent in two straight sets last Saturday to lead the Girls Tennis team in their win over Loomis Chaffe. Co-Captain Eliza Flynn ’10 also displayed her spectacular singles play, and Andover won the match easily, 8-1. Flynn opened the singles in the first spot, outmaneuvering her opponent with fast shots, accurate placement and fluid movement. Flynn won her first and third set, and barely missed the second by a mere two points. Wilmarth, who had been out of the singles lineup for the past three matches, was finally able to return last Saturday. Wilmarth returned to the second spot and won her match within the first two sets, each 6-1. Greta Rossi ’09 competed after Wilmarth, playing her match into a tiebreaker before pulling out a victory. In doubles, Rossi and Tori Wilmarth ’09 opened against Loomis’s top two players. The two girls had their work cut out for them, and despite their intense focus and playing, they lost their match, 3-8. In the fourth spot was Stacia Vladimirova ’11, who also won her match. Although her opponent put up a good fight in the first set, Vladimirova found her rhythm in the second, and completely dominated the match, 6-0. Next on the court was the dynamic team of Carolyn Brown ’09 and Midori Ishizuka ’11. With an early lead, they barely outlasted their opponents, prevailing, 9-8. On Wednesday the girls traveled to Thayer. Although the team was anticipated to be a bigger challenge, Andover easily shut them down, coming out on top, 12-3. On Friday, Andover looks to beat Andover High School to continue its momentum and winning streak.