MAPLEBROOK TENNIS TEAM
MAY 1ST TOURNAMENT AGAINST KILDONAN SCHOOL
The first tennis tournament for Maplebrook against our rival Kildonan was a great success for all. The rain thankfully held off and it was a windy chilly afternoon. Despite three of our team members missing, Maplebrook tied Kildonan with 3 full matches each. All members of the team stepped up their game and had a wonderful time playing and all came away excited about their success and the opportunity to make new friends. Emma, one of the team captains, won an exciting match as our number one girl’s player and was also part of the winning girl’s doubles team with Julianne. Senior, Faith did a great job representing MBS in the girls number 2 match. T.D. had a formidable opponent with lots of long rallies and many great strategic shots and won the number one men’s singles match. T.D. also was part of the men’s double match with Ben, our other team captain. Colin in his first ever singles match, did an excellent job playing in the men’s number 2 single match. Rounding out the tournament were excellent games played by second year member Mason and first year members Uditi and Mary Clare. The team is excited and looking forward to playing next Thursday at Glenholme School.
-Ms. Conti, Tennis Coach
Congratulations to Emma for being selected as the Athlete of the Month for April!
Emma works well with all her teammates and takes time to offer each member points in technique as well as playing strategies. Everyone benefits from Emma’s generosity, encouragement and leadership, especially those athletes who are learning the sport for the first time. Emma has really made this season a great experience. Well done Emma!
Kaylee has been a consistent and super team leader and member of the Eagles Cheerleading team. She is very helpful to all and brings continued school spirit to practices and games. She is looking forward to cheering on the basketball team at their upcoming trip to the Barclays Center with her cheer team. Well done Kaylee!
The Eagles went up against Glenholme yesterday which turned out to be an exciting match. Glenholme started out with a quick lead which the Eagles couldn’t match making it difficult to pull out a win. They did bring it within 6 points by strong offensive play from Ransom and full on defense from TD. Nick, Zach and Gioia pulled down needed rebounds and put backs keeping the Eagles in the game. The team will be preparing for their next match against Sherman by focusing on making key layups and boxing out. Go Eagles Go!
The Eagles kicked off the 2019 season with a hard fought match against Salisbury Central School. With a slow start, the Eagles clawed their way back to bring the game within 6 points. Some strong rebounding from Nick and ferocious defense from TD kept Maplebrook in the match as time was ticking away. Salisbury Central continued to hit difficult shots and key three-pointers, which kept the game out of reach for the Eagles. The game provided a lot of feedback for upcoming practices as we prepared for our next home game vs. Forman at 3:00 pm on January 16th.
Maplebrook School | 5142 Route 22 | Amenia, NY 12501
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