Team preview: Girls Varsity Tennis

Oliver Steinman, Staff Writer

The Girls Varsity Tennis team has high hopes for their upcoming season after their successes last year, where they won both the Ivy League Championship and Mayor’s Cup.

Gaby Moussazadeh (12) said one of her personal goals is to improve throughout the season. “We want to remain undefeated and hopefully win our sixth Ivy League Championship in a row, but I think I speak for the whole team when I say everyone is extremely determined to win the Mayor’s Cup again after winning last year for the first time in 18 years,” Moussazadeh said.

Sabrina Freidus (11) hopes to play her best tennis during her matches, she said. “Some team goals include working hard during every practice, always having a good time, and working towards winning the Ivy League Championship and Mayor’s Cup,” Freidus said.

Sofia Allinson (11) shares similar aspirations with her teammate Freidus. She hopes to perform at her highest potential during matches, she said. She wants to have a good record this season after being undefeated last season, she said.

As a team, they hope to win the Ivy Leagues and Mayor’s Cup again, but “[their] main focus is to play the best [they] can every match and to have continual improvement throughout the season,” Allinson said.

Moussazadeh said that coming into the season the team is aware that they lost their best players, Gibby Thomas ‘19 and Hannah Long ‘19, who have been vital to their successes and team dynamic in previous years.

Despite the loss of integral players from previous years, Freidus thinks that the team dynamic is strong, she said. “We all play really well together because we are all such good friends, we are able to be completely comfortable, and we can play our best tennis. We always have fun together and I think that helps us to play well too,” Freidus said.

“We are a very bonded team. Everyone roots for each other, which is nice because tennis is such an individual sport,” Allinson said.