Girls Tennis Aces Season
by The Milton Measure on Friday, June 8th, 2012
The girls’ tennis team finished the season with its strongest standing in recent years, ranking second in the independent school league with a 10-1 ISL record and an 11-2 record overall. The Mustangs excelled against many competitive schools such as Raivers, St. Mark’s, Governor’s, and St. George’s, while suffering their only losses to Thayer Academy and Andover.
On Friday, May 25th, the girls’ season climaxed in a strong win against Nobles (10-5). After a slow start, the team fought for a final win to continue their seven-game winning streak. Captains Natasha Bhasin (I) and Lexi Lazarus (I) displayed inspiring leadership. After the match, Coach Troy Crichlow (’99) reflected: “It was the most rewarding year for me as a coach, because we got the most out of our abilities and everyone on the team contributed to a great season.”
Among the many moments to celebrate, the team’s May 19th match against BB&N stood out as a highlight of the season. Captain, Lexi Lazarus (I), and Kaitlin Gately (III) made an impressive comeback after being down 7-4, showcasing their steel perseverance and cinching the match in a tiebreaker. Both girls played intelligently with admirable endurance. In the end, the Milton girls took the match 10-5, but the match exemplified each player’s ability to fight back. Though both teams demonstrated notable skill, Milton won through grit and determination. Lexi summarized the match, stating, “Milton and BB&N were evenly matched teams but Milton won due to strong doubles and consistent singles games.”
Consistency is certainly one word to describe this remarkable season. While the team will be losing three valuable seniors next year, the girls are hopeful for their 2013 season. Their successes in 2012 have established the Mustangs as the team to beat next year.
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