Girls Tennis Beats Blair

This past Saturday, the Girls Varsity Tennis Team won 7-0 against Blair Academy, furthering Big Red to 13-0 this season.

This past Saturday, the Girls Varsity Tennis Team won 7-0 against Blair Academy, furthering Big Red to 13-0 this season. Some of the players faced familiar opponents as the team had faced Blair two days prior to the match at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJISAA) Tournament last Saturday where Lawrenceville tied for first place with The Pingry School.

Many of the matches’ scores were not particularly competitive, but Blair still put up a formidable challenge for the team. The singles lineup featured many blowouts in Lawrenceville’s favor, second-ranked Aarushi Attray ’23 won 6-0, 6-1; third-ranked Piper Harrell ’22 won 6-1, 6-0; fourth-ranked Lauren McKinnon ’21 won 6-2, 6-2; and fifth-ranked Christabelle Sutter ’23 won 6-3, 6-2. Big Red’s success continued in the doubles matches, as first-seeded Sabrina Yeung ’22 and Tiffany Yeung ’22 won 8-4. At second-seed, McKinnon and Harrell rolled to an 8-0 victory, and at the third-seed, Sutter and Louise West ’21 triumphed 8-3.

The highlights of the day came in the first-seeded and sixth-seeded singles matches, where Sabrina Yeung and West both mounted impressive comebacks against their opponents. In the sixth-ranked singles match, Louise dropped her first set 2-6 and was near defeat in the second set down 1-4, but turned the tables by winning five games in a row, ending the set 6-4 in her favor. The third set was decided by a 10-point tiebreaker, which West won handily, 10-3.

In the top-ranked singles spot, Sabrina Yeung played a close back-and-forth match. In a close first set, Sabrina Yeung almost came back from being down 4-1, but fell short in a narrow 5-7 loss. In the second set, she bounced back with a 6-2 win. That set’s score was not indicative of how the set played out, as the Blair opponent was going shot for shot with Yeung, eventually leading to the deciding tiebreaker. The two sides traded points for most of the tiebreaker, with Sabrina Yeung eventually triumphing 10-8 in the match of the day.

The team will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Championships this Sunday at Mercersburg Academy, where it will attempt to defend its title from last year.

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