The Knights are currently 4-1 and sit in second place in the Mountain Division standings.
Girls’ Tennis Program Cracks Top-20 State Ranking
The girls’ tennis program continued its winning ways as the Knights recorded two more wins last week.
Gill won its first match of the week, defeating Ridge by a score of 4-1 on Thursday, September 13. Mayjah Jean-Pierre ‘21, Ella Baker ‘21, and Michaela Kroon ’22 won their singles matches while Andree Aloise ‘19 and Tori Goldin ‘20 teamed up to win at first doubles.
The Knights ended the week with a 3-2 win over Bridgewater Raritan on Friday, September 14. Jean-Pierre, Baker and the team of Aloise and Goldin won their matches in the victory.
With a 4-0 record, the Knights currently rank 19th in the state.
Cross Country Comes Running Out of the Gate
The cross country team faced its first competition of the season at the Newark Academy Invitational on Saturday, September 8.
The invitational provided strong competition for the Knights as they went up against seven other independent schools in the area.
Matt D’Ovidio ‘19 led the way for the Knights as he took 8th place with a time of 18:48. Other runners recording top-25 finishes were Neils Rongen ‘20 (11th, 18:55), Will Strong ‘22 (21st, 19:45), and Teddy Lazar ‘20 (24th, 20:11). Overall, Gill finished third out of the seven schools.
The girls’ team also had a top-10 finisher, as Lucie Antonius ‘21 grabbed 9th place overall with a time of 21:16. Rounding out the top-three finishers for Gill were Lily Fischer ‘19 (42nd, 26:11) and Anne Wang ‘22 (51st, 28:48).
The next invitational for the Knights will be on Saturday, September 22 at the Bernie Magee Memorial Meet.