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AHN Tennis team focuses on continuing win streak
March 25, 2022
As AHN moves into the last half of the school year, Spring sports continue their seasons with pride in their successful accomplishments, and the 2022 tennis team is no exception. The tennis team at AHN has always been an incredible show of talent and dedication of the tennis athletes at the school. As District and Region Champions of 2019, the team is well acquainted with their abilities and hard work.
As for the success of the spring team, the skilled group has undeniably proved themselves so far during the school year. AHN Tennis Team coach, Math teacher Robert Quinn, is satisfied with the success and cooperation of the 2022 team.
“Right now we have a record of 8 wins and 2 losses. We lost to Plant and Berkeley, two teams that are state championship contenders. We have won our last six in a row, and it really has been a total team effort,” Quinn says.
Quinn believes everyone on the team has contributed meaningfully to their success thus far.
“All 10 girls on the team have won at least 5 matches between singles and doubles so I’m really proud of everyone,” says Quinn.
Every player on the team shares a part of their accomplishments. The team has proven, both when playing together and individually, their dedication and hard work.
“Isabella Pearson and Sophia Johnson have played at the top of the lineup in the toughest matches and done really well, including a huge win in doubles against Clearwater Central Catholic on Monday. Freshmen, Ella Camposano and Carolina Ward, are really improving every day and have won a lot of big matches. Sophia Swezey and Izzy Muzzillo are in their third year on the team and they keep getting better every year both as a doubles team and in singles. We also have two 8th graders on the team, Emma Hodgdon and Sophia Kuykendall who are playing really tough and winning most of their matches. Grace Carreja and Addy Angelone are doing great things and were instrumental in a few of our wins,” says Quinn.
Carreja feels confident about how the 2022 team is performing thus far. “The tennis team has been pretty good this year and I am very confident we will make it to states, at least I hope so. We are 8-2 right now and I think that is pretty good. So, I am very excited for the upcoming season,” says Carreja (’23).
As the tennis season continues at its halfway point, more games remain to cheer on and support the team. With games on March 29, March 31, and April 5 – there is much time to see the talent and skill of this team and show school and individual support. The devotion of the team thus far is a feat to be celebrated.
“… even though we have a young team with no seniors, we feel like we can make a good postseason run this year, but we do have a lot of the season left, so we need to keep working hard,” says Quinn.
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