Sequoits’ successful first tennis match

The girls tennis team had a great outcome after playing their first matches of the season against Woodland Academy.


Natalie Labicki

Junior Paige Wilson serves in the Sequoits dominant first match of the season.

This past Wednesday, August 25, the girls tennis team won nearly every match against Woodland Academy. 

Sophomore Tessa Cook made her varsity debut, winning both matches she played in. The final score of the first match was 6-0 and her second score was 6-1. Though her first game was a victory, Cook recognizes the flaws in her forehands and looks to improve this.

“I can get better by finishing my swing, and not just stopping after I make contact,” Cook said.

Juniors Amya Appelt and Alina Sanfilippo represented the JV team as doubles partners. Together, they defeated Woodland by 6-0. According to Appelt, the start of the game was a bit rough, as she claims her first serves were not good. Regardless, she had successful volleys and overheads. Appelt is looking forward to future games and tournaments as she continues to improve her serves so they have more power.

Senior Caitlynn Gsell had her last first varsity game. Her and her new partner for the season, junior Elle Ipsen, are learning how to adapt to each other’s playing styles. Part of playing doubles is having good chemistry and teamwork to succeed.

“Elle and I are still getting used to playing together,” Gsell said. “[However], our communication really helped with our win.”

However, she did find some difficulties in her match as she is still getting used to how the opponents played. Despite Gsell’s struggles of hitting forehands and backhands, Gsell and Ipsen strived through and it was an overall victory with scores of 6-0 and 6-1. 

As a whole, the team looks forward to the rest of the season as they build off of this phenomenal start.