Tennis - Girls' Varsity

The WMA tennis program has a long tradition at the school. Over the last several years, several of the girls have gone on to play at the college level. The school provides both a varsity and junior varsity level of play. The school and the other schools it plays operate on a four singles, three doubles format with no repeats, which allows for high participation level and individual player growth and development through their career at the school.

The players on the current team as well as some from the recent past have come not only from the U.S. but from Germany, Venezuela, Japan, Thailand, China and Taiwan. This results in great interaction and sharing of skills.

The recent addition of nine new courts on Faculty St. allow for full practice and the full initiation of matches with all courts being employed. The courts are part of the campus and across the street from the gymnasium.

The match scheduling is in context with the full academic direction of the school and recognizes potential academic conflicts.

Stoneleigh match, April 6

Media

Williston match, April 10

Athletics Roster

Captains: Kana Brajkovic '19, Julia Grocott '19, Katherine Hoag '19, Brandyn Vitek '19

Kana

Brajkovic

2019

Belgrade

Serbia

Xiaojing

Du

2020

Zhengzhou

China

Julia

Grocott

2019

East Longmeadow

MA

Thao

Ha

2020

Moscow

Russia

Katharine

Hoag

2019

Longmeadow

MA

Ruoyi

Liu

2019

Beijing

China

Yanxi

Lu

2020

Shenzhen

China

Natsumi

Suzuki

2020

Yamanashi

Japan

Elif

Un

2019

Eskisehir

Turkey

Brandyn

Vitek

2019

Springfield

MA

Jing

Yang

2021

Shanghai

China

Erika

Zaripova

2020

Ufa

Russia

Jay Hamilton has played tennis since high school. He has captained and participated in USTA Team Tennis and has reached USTA National events six times. He joined the WMA program in 1994, replacing the retired former Headmaster Richard Malley. In the off-season, Coach Hamilton teaches tennis at the Ludlow Tennis Club.




2014
  • Suffield Academy Tournament champion: Lulu Pessina
  • Undefeated season: Lula Pessina
2010
  • Suffield Academy Tournament champion: Michaela Rollings


Scoreboard

vs.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Home
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Win 5-2
#1S Kana Brajkovic lost to MJ Campos 10-4
#2S Natsumi Susuki lost to Charlotte Kim 10-6
#3S Katie Hoag defeated Monica Wu 10-4
#4S Elif Un defeated Edith Wang 10-6. A tight match until the last 4 games
#1D Julia Grocott and Brandyn Vitek defeated Clara Badus and Nora Boaty 10-2.
#2D Celia Yang and Scarlett Lu defeated Jules Hatcraf and Jane Kim 10-9 in an exciting tiebreaker. This match was the last to finish. The tie-breaker ended 7-5.
#3D Sima Ha and Suki Liu defeated Sherry Chen and Lucy Wu 10-1.
At Exhibition Doubles Ingrid Salvatore and Erica Zaripova lost to SBS’s #1 doubles 10-3 Nicely done
vs.
Williston Northampton
Home
Williston Northampton School
Win 4-3

At 1S - Kana Brajkovic defeated Pragheya, 10-5. Kana had a tight match to 5-5 vs. Pragheya. Pragheya had a very difficult style for Kana to play against. Kana won the last five games.
At 2S - Natsumi Suzuki lost to Llana Tsukamot, 10-1. Llana was solid.
At 3S - Katie Hoag defeated Kate Quimby, 10-6. Quimby had a great forehand passing shot but Hoag distributed the ball well.
At 4S - Elif Un defeated Katie Han, 10-8. After being up 7-2 Elif lost the next 5 games but regained her fortitude to win. Match lasted over 2 hrs. Tremendous grit and inner strength
By Elif.
At 1 doubles - Brandyn Vitek and Julia Grocott defeated Matilda and Sonia Whitman, 10-1. Some great serving ang net play by our girls.
At 2 doubles - Scarlett Lu and Celia Yang lost to Anya Rosario and Lydia , 10-3. Good net from WNS.
At 3 doubles - Sima Ha and Suki Liu lost to Glenda Wang and Brook Smith, 10-3. WNS really good at #3.

Exh doubles - Ingrid Salvatore and Erica Zaripova lost to Harini M and Dalin Nguyen 10-7. Nice progress by the WMA girls from the first match.

vs.
Minnechaug Regional High School
Away
Minnechaug Regional High School
Loss 4-3
1S - Kana Brajkovic def Ani Diefenderfer 10-2. After breaking strings on two racquets, Kana borrowed a racquet to complete the match.
2S - Natsumi Suzuki lost to Ali Boudreaux 10-4. Ali was steady as a rock.
3S - Katie Hoag defeated Amy Footit 10-5. A great use of the entire court by Katie.
4S - Elif Un defeated Kate Salerno 10-4. Another long grindout match to victory for Elif.

1D - Brandyn Vitek and Julia Grocott lost to Savannah Doughty and Katie Duncan 10-7. A close hard fought match.
2D - Celia Yang and Scarlett Lu lost to Lea Kuselias and Gabby Stelato 10-6. Lea and Gabby got off to a fast start and Celia and Scarlett weren’t able to catch them.
3D - Sima Ha and Ingrid Salvadore lost to Grace Cooper and Izzy Ferguson 10-7. Tied at 7, before Grace and Izzy ran of the last 3 games.
vs.
Worcester Academy
Away
Worcester Academy
Loss 5-2
1S - Kana Brajkovic defeated Veronica Osgood. 6-4, 6-3. Kana had a fine match.

2S - Natsumi Suzuki lost to Ayesha Lobo 6-0, 6-3. A fine comeback in the second set when Natsumi had the score tied at 3-3.

3S - Katie Hoag defeated Sarah Saber 6-2, 6-4. A great match for Katie using her court sense to win.
Nd set
4S - Elif Un lost to Fiona Price 6-2, 2-6, 1-0. A great comeback by Elif in the 2nd set to send the match to a match tie-breaker for the 3rd set. Very courageous.

1D - Julia Grocott and Brandyn Vitek lost to Clarice Xu and Keri Pietro 2-6, 7-6, 1-0. Another match tie-breaker. Julia and Brandyn Played a great match with good doubles movement and came close to winning in 2 sets.

2D - Scarlett Lu and Celia Yang lost to Neha Panigrahi and Grace Hills 6-4, 6-1. A great 1st set.

3D - Sima Ha and Ingrid Salvadore lost to Lily Hills and Namatha Metra 6-0, 6-1. A good try.

Exh Julia Grocott and Erica Zaparova lost 8-3.
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Away
Cheshire Academy
Loss 5-2

1S Kana Brajkovic defeated Elena Miko 8-4
2S Natsumi Suzuki lost to Danielle Martin 8-2.
3S Katie Hoag lost to Sophie Pfennbecker 8-1.
4S Elif Un lost to Sels Senanu 8-1.
1D Scarlett Lu and Celia Yang lost to Miko and Martin 6-0. The match had been decided at this time.
2D Sima Ha and Suki Liu lost to Pfenbecker and Senanu 8-0.
3D Julia Grocott and Brandyn Vitek defeated Cheshire 8-6.
Exh Ingrid Salvadore and Erica Zaparova lost 8-4, after being tied at 4-4.
This was the best singles depth we have seen on another team in several years. WMA girls showed strength and grit in fighting it out.