In the team’s home opener against the fierce and skillful Nobles Bulldogs, ranked #2 in New England last season, the Deerfield varsity girls prevailed once again, winning the match 6-1. Co-captains Maddie Chai and Mimi deLisser, undefeated so far in match play, kept their streak alive and refused to give up a game to their opponents. The strong sophomore crew of Harbour Woodward, Sasha Hinckley, Emily Henderson and Soo-Min Lee followed their captains’ lead in not allowing their opponents to win a game. Playing in the #2 spot, Cameron Munn unleased both her power and finesse as she defeated the relentless bulldog she faced 3-1. In front of a packed house of Deerfield fans, Ashley Manning kept her poise and played hard as she battled the Nobles #1 player, fighting off a couple match points before succumbing in the fourth game 12-14. The team will finish its 2016 play with a home match against the Groton Zebras on Wednesday.