Girls tennis splits double header


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The girls tennis team plays in the fall sports season.

Seth Franco and Brendan Harris

The girls tennis team played a double-header yesterday, beating Thomas Jefferson 4-1 and losing to Oakland Catholic 3-2.

Senior Sophia Kozar, a longtime member of the team, is happy with the team’s work throughout the current season. 

“The season is going pretty well. We’re doing better now than we did last season,” Kozar said.

Senior Emma Overlingas thought the team did a good job of playing hard despite the rough weather.

“I thought we did a good job of staying calm even though the weather was bad yesterday. Also, even though it was a long day for us, we still played well,” Overlingas said.

In the victory over Thomas Jefferson, Overlingas said Kozar and Sara Luxemburger played particularly well. 

Against Oakland Catholic, Makena Luxemburger and Olivia Garofalo won their No. 1 doubles match. Additionally, Kozar and Sara Luxemburger won their No. 2 doubles match.

Kozar complimented Gabrielle Moder for her performance.

“Gabi did really well even though she didn’t win. She fought really hard and it was a close match.

The team was disappointed to lose to Oakland Catholic, as a victory would have likely guaranteed them a spot in the playoffs. 

“Oakland was going to be a close match for us to get into the playoffs. It would have been nice to win because we probably would have qualified,” Overlingas said.

The results of the two games bring the team’s record to 5-4. Their next game is today against Shadyside Academy.