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Girls Varsity Tennis Clinches League Title

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The Rye Girls Varsity Tennis team’s, Coach Tony Campbell has secured his team a League title after hard fought, 4-3 win, against Harrison last Monday. Approaching the game 8-1 overall and 6-0 in their league, the Garnets were confident and ready to rumble against their arch enemies, keeping the potential for a league title in the back of their minds. The victory came down to captain’s Ainsley Schultz and Claire Woodruff’s come back match win when odds were not in their favor. After being down a set and facing triple match point in the second, the two leaders were determined to not go down without a fight, knowing what was on the line.

Ainsley commented on the experience, “we were in a rough situation, Claire and I knew we would have come out strong in our next set to take back control of the match.” Point by Point the tag team rallied a pulled out a gritty yet composed win, leading the Garnets to its first league title since 2011.

Claire reflected on the win, “I was filled with joy and excitement after coming back in the match and contributing to my teams league title. The team was ecstatic.”  Rye has a surplus of talent coming from its experienced seniors and underclassman who have delivered when their team needed them most.

Senior Mackenzie Norton said ” as a team we have a very talented group of under class man”, Freshmen Catharina Ausfahl, Lexi Francis, Coutrney Lopp and Liz Peron have produced consistent wins for Campbell’s squadron.  The team finished the regular season with a record of 10-2 and was undefeated in the league 8-0. After defeating Harrison, they put an exclamation point on the league championship with a 6-1 drubbing of Byram Hills. Rye is looking forward to their chances in sectional competition which will take place between October 23rd-27th.

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