Fourth seed Skyler Spaulding ’20 maneuvered herself in front of her Brooks opponent and fired the ball into the right backhand corner of the court, securing a 3-0 win in Andover Girls Squash’s 7-0 victory last Thursday. The team’s record now stands at 3-0.
After focusing on conditioning and technique drills in practice, the team felt confident about its match against Brooks. First seed Prianca Patel ’19 said, “[The] competition at Brooks was pretty easy up and down the ladder.”
Patel, who helped the team to yet another victory with a 3-0 win in her match, attributes the team’s success to its healthy and supportive dynamic. Patel said, “The team dynamic this season is such a positive and fun one. Practices are made so fun because of the attitude of my fellow team members in combination with [Head Coach Jennifer Elliott ’94]’s great coaching.”
“This season I’m pumped to be a part of the team yet again and get to know Skyler, as well as make even closer bonds with all my teammates,” continued Patel.
Fourth seed Spaulding is the only Junior on the team, as well as the only new player. Spaulding said, “The team is super nice, welcoming, and supportive. I get closer with my teammates everyday. They inspire me to work hard during every practice, and play with determination and grit.”
Fifth seed Caroline Yun ’18 played another solid match against her Brooks opponent, securing a 3-0 win for Andover. Yun said, “I’m so excited to be a part of Girls Squash again. As a team, we prioritize honesty and integrity, which makes this team a unique and special experience.”
Going forward, the team hopes to continue to maintain its energy on the court, both during practice and in its matches.
Patel said, “For the team, I hope that we keep up how we’ve played for the first three matches giving us a 3-0 record. Everyone has jumped on the court with an amazing amount of determination, and I want us all to keep that up until the season ends. It can only help us, and I know we all have the potential to do it.”
The team will pick up again in January following Winter Break against Winsor.
Editor’s Note: Susan Yun is a News Editor for The Phillipian.