Posts Tagged ‘ girls tennis ’

The young Lady Knights take their tennis racquets to the high school courts

August 11, 2015
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Southington coach Robin Thompson held her Girls’ Tennis Skills Camp from July 6-9 at the high school for a group of about 11 girls entering grades four through nine. Thompson started the camp last year. “The purpose of this whole camp really is to introduce kids to the sport that either have zero experience or have…

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Advancing the program; Knights reach 2nd round for the 4th straight year

June 6, 2014
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By John Goralski
Cassidy Race attacks the net during her singles match in South Windsor. Race was one of two Lady Knights to go 2-0 in the postseason.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Catie Wormer was trailing 3-love when she began to push back at her South Windsor opponent. Cassidy Race battled tooth and nail to win her first match, 6-4, and her second one, 7-5. Alex Barmore seemed to be battling daylight as her match stretched into the early evening as the…

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Rain spoils the fun; Senior night celebration is cut short

May 30, 2014
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By John Goralski
Susan Murphy returns a volley at the net during her No. 1 doubles match on May 23. Murphy is Southington’s only senior player.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Robin Thompson eyed the gathering clouds with contempts as her team hurried to complete their matches. The win was secured. All but one match went the distance before the deluge began. Thompson wasn’t worried about the win. Her focus was on the No. 1 doubles team where Southington’s only senior,…

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Girls tennis clinches tourney bid

May 16, 2014
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By John Goralski
Angela Balaoing serves for game point during a 7-0 win over East Hartford on May 9.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight tennis team shook off their first loss of the season to score back-to-back shutouts. With a 7-0 win over East Hartford on Friday, the girls improved to 8-1 overall and qualified for the state tournament. “That was goal number one, and we achieved that almost as quickly…

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Beating the learning curve;Girls tennis survives first test of the season

May 9, 2014
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By John Goralski
Susan Murphy keeps a volley alive during a 4-3 Lady Knight victory over Conard.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Robin Thompson herded her team back onto the tennis courts as Conard’s players filed onto their bus. Fans waited patiently as the coach huddled with her team for a long debriefing. On Thursday, May 1, the Lady Knights faced their first test of the season in their conference opener. The…

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Rolling with the punches; Shifting lineups don’t matter to the Lady Knights

May 2, 2014
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By John Goralski
Cassidy Race returns a volley during a No. 2 singles match against Rockville on April 23.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Cassidy Race slipped into the No. 2 singles position and never missed a beat. Caroline Barry moved into a vacant singles position to win her first varsity singles match. On Friday, April 23, the Lady Knight tennis team had a different lineup, but never missed a step. With a 7-0…

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Fighting for every point; Girls Tennis overcomes adversity to start 2-0

April 25, 2014
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By John Goralski
Rianna Susco charges the net in doubles play during a 6-1 win over Cheshire.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Alex Barmore struggled against the wind and the cold as her Cheshire opponent rallied for a win in the first set. Susan Murphy and Rianna Susco looked out of rhythm as their Ram counterparts dismantled them in the opening set at No. 2 doubles. On Wednesday, April 16, Lady Knight…

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The best is yet to come; Girls Tennis hopes to build on last year’s success

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics watched with amused skepticism as the sophomore-heavy Lady Knights scored a couple of upsets last spring. They may have skoffed at the 15-3 regular season, but their doubts were quickly quieted. A resounding win over a lower seed was followed by a mild upset in the second round of…

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First to advance; Girls Tennis opens the postseason

May 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Liz Costello returns a volley during Southington’s 4-3 victory over Bristol Eastern on Monday, May 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fans barely had enough time to find a seat by the fence when Southington’s seniors trotted off the court with a doubles victory. A few moments later, a singles player shouted in triumph. On Sunday, May 26, New Britain tennis players fell like dominos as Southington christened the spring postseason…

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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

April 18, 2013
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By John Goralski
Rianna Susco chases down a volley during a three-hour singles match on Wednesday, April 10.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rianna Susco strolled to the fence between sets and flashed a wide grin up to her coach. On Wednesday, April 10, the girls tennis team had already clinched their third win of the season, but Coach Robin Thompson kept that fact from her sophomore player. After all, you can’t reproduce…

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