Girls’ Tennis Dominates the ISL
by Caroline McCammond on Friday, June 7th, 2013
Milton Academy Girls’ Varsity Tennis had a fantastic season this year, boasting a 12-1 record and capping the season as ISL Champions. As a team, they had one of their strongest seasons in recent memory.
The team was led to victory by captains Merritt Levitan (I) and Mary Brown (I) and coach Troy Crichlow. Abby Lebovitz (II), Ilve Bayturk (II), Kaitlin Gately (II), Riley Kinney (II), Kendall Hall (II), and Maddie Dewire (IV) all helped make the team the best in the ISL. Dewire described the team as being “very close and supportive on and off the courts.’’ Coach Crichlow also saw how powerful and skilled each player was, especially Dewire, who only lost one match the entire season at both first singles and doubles.
The girls lost once all season, to Middlesex in a close 7-8 match. While the match was a tough one, it did not stop the team from continuing its winning pattern against other schools. The girls’ next match was against Thayer, a rival that had not been beaten for years. Winning by the razor thin margin of 8-7, the victory was a huge triumph for the girls. The Thayer match came down to the thirds doubles team of Riley Kinney (II) and Mary Brown (I), who won in a tiebreaker. It was one of the team’s closest matches, and it showed how determined the girls were to go all the way this season and become ISL Champions.
The 2013 season was great for the team and Coach Crichlow. The Girls’ Varsity Tennis was composed of very talented players who took control at almost every match. There is no doubt that next season will be just as strong.
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