“Our girls’ tennis team is off to a great start with its preseason that began August 9,” said Head Coach Ray Knight. “We have 14 girls who have been working hard and continue to improve as we move forward.”
Both Coach Knight and Assistant Coach Chris Walsh, who also coaches JV, look forward to the season ahead with confidence in their athletes. Team leadership will come from Varsity Captains Callie Dahler `22 and Maysa Johnson `22. “Callie has played varsity since her freshman year,” said Coach Walsh. “Maysa was an outstanding JV player her first two seasons, and this will be her second year in the varsity line-up.”
Other returning players include juniors Stephanie Lu `23, Coco Cooper `23, Paige Brucker `23, Caitlyn Caffrey `23, and Katie Udoff `23. Two sophomores who recently joined the program are Tessa Mueller `24 and Kate Hill `24. “Kate has moved her way up the ladder and will be playing 3rd Singles behind first singles player Callie Dahler and second singles Player Stephanie Lu,” added Coach Walsh. “Doubles teams will be first doubles Maysa Johnson and Coco Cooper and second doubles Paige Brucker and Caitlyn Caffrey.”
Freshmen players Bianca Cooper `25, Libby Scott `25, Alexa Gnapp `25, Caroline Simonelli `25, and Tessa Lozner `25 continue to improve their skills. “They are all off to a strong start,” said Coach Walsh. “It has been a pleasure seeing their progress.”
Fellow Knights, come cheer on the JV team at its first match on Wednesday, September 8, against North Hunterdon, at 4 p.m., on our home courts. Varsity will be away, also starting at 4:00 p.m. Let’s go, Knights!!