Spartan Tennis Team Off to a Remarkable Start

The Amity Girls Varsity Tennis Team is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past few years in the S.C.C they solidified themselves as a top contender in the State Class L Tournament and continue to be a worrisome competitor for those they face.{{more}}

“As champions of the S.C.C. in 2011 and runners-up in the 2012 season,” said Head Coach Harold Freedman, “we have maintained a competitive reputation that we expect to only exceed in the 2013 Spring Season.”

This year the Spartan Girls have started off their season with an astonishing 5-0 record thus far: this being one of the best season starts ever in Amity Tennis history.

Not only has Amity proven strong, but in the first two consecutive weeks of their season they knocked out top opponents garnering victories against defending Class M Champions Daniel Hand (5-2) on April 8 as well as Class L Finalists and league rivals North Haven (6-1) on April 3.

“After winning early season scrimmages against Joel Barlow and Hopkins I knew we had a strong team going into the season,” said Coach Freedman.

In their most recent matchup the Spartans faced opponent Sacred Heart on their home court on April 15 at Amity High School in Woodbridge. Amity came out with fire and determination shutting out Sacred Heart with a final score of 7-0, Spartans.

“We have a strong group of girls playing singles,” Freedman said. “We have great leadership and maturity and I am very pleased with the way we played.”

In the Singles Match-ups Amity’s Dina Weick defended competitor Caleigh Curren of Sacred Heart 6-0 and 6-2. Victoria Li of Amity defended Sacred Heart Jenna Fortunati 6-0, 6-0. In the third matchup Amity Rebecca Lettick defeated Casey Marak 6-0, 6-0 and the fourth Single concluded Katie Glusac of Amity defeating Megan Dwyer of Sacred Heart 6-2, 6-0.

The Girl Spartans nearly executed a flawless victory only surrendering two games their entire match.

This almost unprecedented in High School Tennis. With the win, Amity increases their record to an amazing 5-0 for the season. Sacred Heart suffered their fourth loss moving to a record of 1-4.

With their next opponent being Branford High School on April 23 at Amity, The Orange Times looks forward to watching Amity Girls Tennis pummel through the competition.