Greenwich High

Strong doubles play lifts Greenwich girls tennis team past Fairfield Warde, 4-3

Photo by Lulu Diez de Bonilla: Courteney Sheets of Greenwich gets ready to return a shot during a match at first doubles for the Cardinals against visiting Fairfield Warde on April 19, 2022.

Winning all three doubles matches, the Greenwich High School girls tennis team topped Fairfield Warde, 4-3, in an FCIAC match held on Monday, a victory that improved its record to 3-1.

At first doubles, senior Courteney Sheets and junior Julia Tamis sparked the Cardinals, posting a 6-4, 6-1 win over Jessica Han and Rhiannon Sizer, 6-4, 6-1.

Second doubles saw Cardinals sophomore Emily Weinstein and freshman Emme Pecorin team up for a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Warde’s Karla Nahme and Karina McMahon.

Photo by Lulu Diez de Bonilla: Greenwich’s Julia Tamis hits a backhand in a No. 1 doubles match against Fairfield Warde.

Juniors Mei McGuinness and Valentina Rivano were in top form at third doubles for the Cardinals, registering a 6-1, 6-1 triumph against Warde’s Megan Baron and Gwen Kardos.

In singles action, the Mustangs received a victory at No. 1 singles from senior Jessica Broder, who defeated GHS junior Ivanna Diez de Bonilla, 6-1, 6-3.

Photo by Lulu Diez de Bonilla: Kyra Dybas gets ready to return a serve against Fairfield Warde.

At second singles, Warde freshman Elisa Tunaru was victorious, edging Greenwich sophomore Kyra Dybas, 7-5, 6-1. The Cardinals’ singles victory came from Malena Schraa. A sophomore, Schraa won her match against senior Ella Smith, 6-1, 6-1.

Warde junior Ellie Mannello took her match against Cardinals freshman Yume Inagawa, 6-3, 6-3, at the fourth singles spot.

Photo by Lulu Diez de Bonilla: Malena Schraa of Greenwich gets ready to serve against Fairfield Warde.

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