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Main Line girls’ tennis wrap-up: Baldwin shines at Inter-Ac Tournament

The Baldwin School tennis team earned three medals in the season ending Inter-Ac Tournament Tuesday and finished second in the team standings to Penn Charter. Emma Sass won the silver medal at first singles, Lauren Wang won the silver medal at second singles and Francesca Douglas won the gold medal at third singles. Three of the Polar Bears doubles teams finished fourth – first doubles (Ari

Hairston and Torrie Smith), third doubles (Alexa Bartels and Alexis Shatzman) and fourth doubles (teams of Dagny Tepper and Madeleine Marr, and Teagan Krane and Josephine Gantz). The second doubles team of Alexa Decidue and Caroline Buchner finished fifth.

The Polar Bears (13-2, 5-1) finished their regular season with a 7-0 win against Springside Chestnut Hill Oct. 15 at Homecoming. Emma Sass won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, Lauren Wang won 6-0, 6-3 at second singles and Francesca Douglas won 6-2, 6-1 at third singles. Ari Hairston and Torrie Smith won 6-1, 6-4 at first doubles, Caroline

Buchner and Alexa Decidue won 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles, Alexa Bartels and Alexis Shatzman won 6-2, 6-2 at third doubles and Dagny Tepper and Teagan Krane won 6-2, 6-3 at fourth doubles.

In other Main Line high school girls’ tennis action:

Academy of Notre Dame (9-3, 2-3) lost to Episcopal Academy. At first singles, ND’s McKenna Bramlage defeated Bella Calastri 6-3, 6-2; at second singles, ND’s Caroline Mackay defeated Eliza Aldridge 6-2,6-1; and at third singles, EA’s Lilly Stravopolous defeated Brenna Dankmyer 6-2, 6-2. Notre Dame won at first doubles, as Grace Leasure and Natalie Hughes defeated Emily Beinkampen and Eloise Nimoityn 6-4, 6-1. EA won the other three doubles matches – at second doubles, Nina Stravopolous and Sam Macrides defeated Sarah Crinnion and Mackenzie Irvine 6-4, 6-1; at third doubles, Cara Hardy and Neha Muhkheijee defeated Adrianna Bull and Katie Willis, 6-1, 6-3; and at fourth doubles, Alexa D’Ambrosia and Grace Hennigan defeated Eloise Schroer and Alysa Dinh 6-2, 6-4.

Notre Dame defeated Germantown Academy, 5-2, Oct. 14, winning second singles (Caroline Mackay) and sweeping the doubles matches. The winning doubles teams were Grace Leasure and Natalie Hughes (first doubles), Sarah Crinnion and Mackenzie Irvine (second doubles), Adrianna Bull and Katie Willis (third doubles) and Eloise Schroer and Alysa Dinh (fourth doubles).

The Irish defeated host Hill School, 6-1, Oct. 13, winning all but third singles. At first singles, McKenna Bramlage defeated Enbei Zhang 4-6, 6-4, 10-6, and at second singles, Caroline Mackay defeated Ally Maner 7-6, 6-4. At first doubles, Grace Leasure and Adrianna Bull defeated Marianne Xiong and Eda Ozbay 6-3,6-2; at second doubles, Sarah Crinnion and Mackenzie Irvine defeated Ivy Yan and Madeline McKeann 6-1, 6-4; at third doubles, Katie Willis and Sara Holmwood defeated Tess Geishauser and Marina Mendez 6-7, 7-6, 10-6; and at fourth doubles, Alysa Dinh and Eloise Schroer defeated Mya Longacre and Natasha Kathyria 6-4, 6-2.

Agnes Irwin defeated Episcopal Academy, 5-2, Oct. 14, sweeping all the singles matches. At first singles, Kayla Neary defeated Bella Calastri 7-5, 6-1; at second singles, Ruthie Njagi defeated Eliza Aldridge 6-0, 6-2; and at third singles, Kathryn Hall defeated Lily Stavropolous 6-0, 6-1.


Episcopal Academy finished tied for third at the Inter-Ac Tournament Tuesday. Three EA doubles teams finished second – first doubles (Emily Beinkampen and Eloise Nimoityn), second doubles (Nina Stavropoulos and Sam Macrides) and fourth doubles (Grace Hennigan, Alexa d’ambrosio and Parisa Afsharian).

Friends’ Central defeated host Westtown, 5-0, Oct. 14. At first singles Skye Victor wrested a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Co-captain Zoe Ginsberg won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles, and at third singles Laura Barr won 6-1, 6-0. At first doubles Claire Coss and Julia Nierenberg took a 6-3,6-0 victory and at second doubles co-captain Sophie Berger and Hannah Rossio won 6-1, 6-0.

Radnor defeated Conestoga, 3-1, in the District One team quarterfinals Oct. 13. At first singles, Radnor’s Grace Hederick defeated Ashley Griffith 7-6(2) 6-4; at second singles, Radnor’s Kanon Ciarrocchi won by default; at first doubles, Radnor’s Grace Moore and Lucy Hederick defeated Priya Aravindhan and Olivia Dodge 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; and at second doubles, Conestoga’s Amy Zhang and Nina Herman defeated Quinn Flannery and Bridget Dougherty 6-4, 6-0.



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