East Girls Tennis defeats Lenape in home opener

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Steph Yanosov ('17) makes a powerful serve to her opponent.

The East Girls Varsity Tennis team opened their season on September 8 against Lenape High School. In the brutal heat reaching far into the nineties, the Girls Tennis team won a decisive 4-1 victory over Lenape, starting the season off 1-0.

In the team’s 4-1 win, first singles Steph Yanosov (’17) dominated her match and started the Cougar’s charge with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Both second singles Gabby Zimmerman (’16) and third singles Rachel Pham (’16) continued the girls’ success putting East up 3-0.

First doubles Lauren Romisher (’16) and Natalie Yanosov (’17) couldn’t break ahead in their sets and came off the match with a tough loss. However, Romisher and Yanosov are players to watch as the season progresses.

Lauren Romisher ('16) gets into position to receive her opponent's serve.
Lauren Romisher (’16) gets into position to receive her opponent’s serve.

 

Second doubles Rebekah Colacot (‘18) and Sarah Jang (’17) pulled away with a hard fought win after trumping their opponents 10-7 in a tiebreaker set.

The East Girls Varsity Tennis teams 4-1 win over Lenape puts the team one step closer to their playoff hopes.

“They are scholar athletes. They get on the court, they prove themselves, but every day is a new challenge,” said Coach Jewett.