Greenwich High Girls Tennis Team Advances in State Tournament

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The Greenwich High girls tennis team shakes hands with Westhill opponents following the match. May 26, 2018 Photo: Audrey Thalheim

Facing hot weather, the Greenwich High girls tennis team pulled out a 6-1 victory against Westhill on Saturday the 26 in their first match of the state tournament.

Junior Christina Gianesello faced a long singles match in the sun and yet managed to win two sets. “It was really hard since I had to deal with the heat but I just fought for every point and stayed consistent,” Gianesello said.

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Melanie Murphy and Amy Bickham in doubles match. May 26, 2018 Photo: Audrey Thalheim

Senior and captain Melanie Murphy alongside her partner Sophomore Amy Bickham pulled out a 6-0, 6-1 victory in their doubles match.

On the prospect of facing Darien on their home turf on Tuesday, Murphy said, “I am nervous but also excited. Last match our team score was 5-2 and my partner and I were one of the two teams who won their match so we have a lot to live up to. I think they’re going to bring their A-game and it will be home for them which makes it even more intimidating for us.”

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Hannah Crasto and Kendall Schrone in doubles match. May 26th, 2018 Photo: Audrey Thalheim

Senior Hannah Crasto and Sophomore Kendall Schrone won a 6-2, 6-4 doubles match.

When asked about the season coming to a close, Crasto said, “Playing number 1 doubles this year was great and I have a really good partner, Kendall, and we pulled out some good matches. Overall I think we played really well together so I’m satisfied with the season.”


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