The Jaguar tennis team picked up an exciting victory over Walsh Jesuit today to move to 8-1 on the season and clinch at least a share of the NEOTA Division B title. Delia Guzic ’23 won the deciding court in a lengthy three set marathon. Guzic trailed 4-1 in the third before rallying back to tie it at 4-4. Down 4-5, Guzic fought off three match points to break serve for 5-all. After a quick service hold, Guzic won another close deuce game to clinch a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win and a 3-2 team victory for the Jaguars.
Tia Clemens ’23 claimed SJA’s first point with a 6-0, 6-3 win at first singles. Clemens rolled out to a quick start and then closed by winning the final two games of the match to pull away. Grace Kamis ’21/Catherine Mayer ’21 added a 6-3, 6-2 win at second doubles for the Jaguars’ second point of the match.
Mary Kate Kahl ’21 and the team of Kerrigan Ponsart ’20/Tyler Schuerlein ’23 played well in close losses. The Jaguars are now 5-0 in NEOTA Division B play and can clinch the division outright with a victory at Hathaway Brown ‘B’ tomorrow.
Singles: Tia Clemens (SJA) d. Emma Kealy 6-0, 6-3; Delia Guzic (SJA) d. Tatum Carmichael 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Stephanie Waltz (WJ) d. Mary Kate Kahl 7-6, 6-4.
Doubles: Katie Masteller/Molly Coyle (WJ) d. Kerrigan Ponsart/Tyler Schuerlein 7-5, 7-5; Grace Kamis/Catherine Mayer (SJA) d. Nicole Swanson/B. LeBlanc 6-3, 6-2.