The Woodstock Academy girls’ tennis team is pretty stable.
The boys’ team could still use some work.
The Centaurs girls are off to a 5-2 start after a 6-1 win over Norwich Free Academy April 26.
“That’s pretty good,” said coach Ann Rathbone who presides over both the girls’ and boys’ programs. “It was a rough start with Guilford, but we survived. The match with Waterford was long, but we pulled it out and that has been a highlight of the season so far for us.”
Both of those matches took place before the spring break and the Centaurs were only able to get in two matches last week thanks to the weather.
The Academy also handed Windham a 7-0 loss in addition to the win over the Wildcats.
Top singles player Clara Siegmund is off to a 4-3 start including a 6-1, 6-0 win over Anna Slopek of NFA April 26.
Mari Ruggeri, the No. 2 player, has won five of her seven matches, Elle Chervenkova is 4-3 and Morgan Bassett is 5-1.
The doubles is a little bit more undecided.
Junior Mackenzie Eaton had been playing with classmate Codi Staveski early in the season. But Staveski went on a school trip during break and Eaton partnered with senior Sam Sheldon. The two have been pretty good, winning three of their four matches.
The No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Rachel Holden and freshman Hannah Darigan will be sticking together after winning six of their first seven matches.
Boys are 3-3
The boys are off to a 3-3 start.
David Fleck has moved into the No. 1 spot and has posted a 3-3 record thus far in his matches, the same as freshman No. 4 Riley Douglas. Will Gajewski, the No. 2 player, has posted a 2-4 record while Fabian Meiser owns the only winning record in singles at 4-2.
The only consistent doubles partners have been Matt Tiffany and Tee Bae who have posted a 4-2 record.
“We’ve played some really tough teams and some not so tough teams so we’ve had the expected results,” Rathbone said.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director

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