Varsity Girls Tennis Logs Another Win
The Deerfield varsity tennis squad added another shutout to the win column on Saturday, defeating visiting Northfield Mount Hermon. The team was coming off a solid week of practice with Wednesday’s competitions cancelled. Preparation paid off as Deerfield came out swinging in all doubles matchups. Strategy, volleys, and communication led to three decisive Deerfield victories. Congratulations to new doubles pairing, Olivia Waterfall and Devon L’Esperance, on their first win together.
The team continued its winning ways at singles, sweeping NMH at each position in straight sets. Deerfield’s singles lineup needed to shift this week and the team responded well. Emily Pajak joined the starting lineup and delivered a great result of 6-0, 6-2. Hunter Pulliam, Olivia Waterfall, and Evan Burkett continued to stack wins during their debut seasons with the team, while veterans Emma Weech and Isha Rao did the same. The team is back on the road Tuesday to face off with Loomis-Chaffee in nearby Windsor, CT.
The team will be on Deerfield’s courts again Saturday, May 15th for our seniors’ final home match!
- Isha Rao, W 6-0, 6-1
- Hunter Pulliam, W 6-2, 6-2
- Emma Weech, W 6-0, 6-1
- Olivia Waterfall, W 6-0, 6-1
- Evan Burkett, W 6-0, 6-1
- Emily Pajak, W 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 1, 4, 5, 2, 3, 6
- Rao/ Pulliam, W 8-1
- Weech/ Burkett, W 8-1
- Waterfall/ Devon L’Esperance, W 8-0
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
Linnea Dreslin, L 6-0, 3-6, (10-12)
Kiki Brainard, W 6-2, 6-0
Alex Kelsey, W 6-0, 6-0