Although the COVID-19 pandemic put the fall 2020 Main Line high school girls’ tennis season at risk of cancellation, the local squads were able to compete in a limited schedule. One local school, Baldwin School, played only one match this fall and decided to not participate in the shortened Inter-Ac league season due to health and safety reasons – see the note at the end of this article regarding Baldwin School.
The All-Main Line high school girls’ tennis teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the fall 2020 All-Main Line high school girls’ tennis teams:
FIRST TEAM – Singles
Leena Kwak, Conestoga – A repeat first team All-Main Line singles pick, junior posted an 8-3 record at first singles for 11-0 Pioneers’ squad. Was on the first team for All-Central League singles, and teamed with Ananya Krishman to win Central League doubles title.
Ananya Krishman, Conestoga – Junior posted 11-0 record at second singles for 11-0 Pioneers. Was on the second team All-Central League singles team, and teamed with Leena Kwak to win Central League doubles title. Was on the first team All-Main Line singles team in 2019.
Katie Emmanuel, Conestoga – Freshman posted 11-0 record at third singles for the undefeated Central League champion Pioneers, was on the second team All-Central League singles team.
Ashley Kennedy, Episcopal Academy – A repeat first team All-Main Line singles pick, Kennedy was the Inter-Ac’s MVP in 2019 and maintained her high level of play at first singles in 2020 despite s limited schedule.
Saige Roshkoff, Harriton – Senior was undefeated at first singles, was on the first team for All-Central League singles and captured the Central League singles tournament championship. Is a repeat first team All-Main Line singles selection.
Mackenzie Sherman, Harriton – A repeat first team All-Main Line singles selection, the senior posted an 8-2 record at the second singles spot for the Rams this fall and was a Central League doubles finalist.
Cecilia Angert-Denis, Lower Merion – A repeat first team All-Main Line singles selection, Denis posted a fine record against top competition at first singles for the Aces this fall and was on the first team for All-Central League singles. She advanced to the Central League singles tourney championship final, where she lost to Saige Roshkoff.
Chloe Abramowitz, Merion Mercy Academy – A repeat first team All-Main Line singles pick, senior posted a 10-0 record at first singles in AACA play and advanced to the District 1 singles finals, where she lost to teammate Ashley Gomes. Was an AACA all-star for the second consecutive year, and will play for Millersville University next fall.
Ashley Gomes, Merion Mercy Academy – Freshman posted a 10-0 record in AACA play, then won the District 1 singles title, defeating teammate Chloe Abramowitz, 6-0, 6-0, in the championship final. Qualified for the PIAA Class 2A singles state championship. Was an AACA all-star.
Leina Ciarrocchi, Radnor – Freshman posted a 7-2 record at first singles, was the MVP of the 10-1 Raiders squad and was on the first team for All-Central League singles. She finished third at the Central League singles tournament.
Mia Xie, Radnor – Sophomore posted an 8-1 record at second singles for a 10-1 Radnor squad, and was on the second team for All-Central League singles in 2020.
Monica Morys, Villa Maria Academy – Senior lost only one match at first singles during the AACA’s regular season for the 9-1 Hurricanes. Noted for her outstanding leadership.
SECOND TEAM – Singles
Agnes Irwin – Amy Walsh, freshman.
Episcopal Academy – Kamora Helton, freshman; Eliza Aldridge, senior.
Harriton – Josephine Kwok.
Haverford High – Catherine Corbett, senior.
Radnor – Jane O’Grady, senior.
Sacred Heart Academy – Natasha Szipszky, senior.
Villa Maria Academy – Carina Rose, senior.
HONORABLE MENTION – Singles
Academy of Notre Dame – Caroline Daly, sophomore; Leila Husain, junior.
Haverford High – Jonie Mefford, senior; Amy Cunningham, senior.
Villa Maria Academy – Abby Irvine, senior.
FIRST TEAM – Doubles
Bella Chen and Felicia Manful, Conestoga – Chen, a sophomore, and Manful, a junior, teamed to post an 11-0 record at first doubles and were a first team All-Central League doubles duo.
Jennifer He and Melissa Fan, Conestoga – This freshman duo teamed to post 11-0 record at second doubles and were a second team All-Central League doubles pair.
Allison Liao and Rachel Wang, Harriton – The duo teamed for a 6-1 record at first doubles for the Rams, and were a first team All-Central League doubles team, plus each of them posted a 4-0 singles record.
Zana Moldavsky and Emma Kang, Radnor – This senior duo posted a 9-2 record at first doubles for a 10-1 Raider team, and were a first team All-Central doubles squad.
SECOND TEAM – Doubles
Conestoga – Tamara Rushby, junior; and Malena Nassif, junior, fourth doubles.
Harriton – Kelly Tong and Julia Carrasco, second doubles.
Radnor – Jess Gusdorff, senior; and Ellen Hederick, sophomore, second doubles.
Radnor – Abby Jansen, senior; and Emma Ryan, senior, third doubles.
(Note: Baldwin School played only one match this fall and decided to not participate in the shortened Inter-Ac league season due to health and safety reasons. For the All-Main Line girls’ tennis teams, Baldwin School chose to honor its top girls’ tennis seniors this fall, which included co-captain Presley Daggett, the Polar Bears’ second singles player in 2020 and a first team All-Main singles selection in 2019; Grace Lavin at third singles; co-captain Berlyn Squillaro and Abigail Dubinski at first doubles; and Sophia Tavangar, Elina Emami and Mimi Selgado.)
– Eddie Levin contributed to this article.