Girls’ tennis dominates Framingham, displaying the products of hard work


Sophie Mathewson

Girls’ tennis defeated Framingham 4-1 Monday, April 25 at home, displaying exemplary teamwork.

English teacher Kate Mannelly, the head coach, was unable to attend the match due to illness. 

“The team really stepped up in Coach Mannelly’s absence and supported one another and the well-being of the group,” said senior Olivia Pozen, a captain along with seniors Talia Manchester and Julia Miller.

Sophomore Betina Kreiman won the top singles match 2-0. Kreiman’s strong serves and powerful returns enabled her to win the first set 6-2 and the second 6-1.

According to Kreiman, positive energy from the team largely contributed to her success. “Everyone is incredibly supportive and encouraging, which makes playing so fun,” she added.

Junior Rozina Pistofidou also defeated Framingham’s second singles player 2-0.

According to Mannelly, “Our singles players are doing an incredible job constructing points, consistency, and executing their game plans in matches.” 

Manchester and Pozen beat Framingham’s top doubles team and sophomore Jennifer Li and senior Joanna Zhu beat Framingham’s second doubles team, both 2-0. 

The match was all around very successful for the Tigers. “It all finally came together for the first team win. I know this will be a huge turning point for us moving forward this season,” said Mannelly.

Pozen looks forward to where the momentum will take the team. She said, “Our team thrives off of good energy and support from teammates and others and I think that this second half of the season will be full of great tennis as well as great opportunities to continue bonding as a team.

Girls’ tennis, 1-4, will play Brookline, away, on Monday, May 2.