RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School girls tennis team took the North Jersey Athletic Conference National Division Championship by compiling a record of 7-1 in conference play.
It didn’t come easy for the girls, as they needed to win their last four conference matches to remain in contention chasing the title.
“These girls worked so hard during the season,” said head coach Don Fritch. “Their dedication to the team and each other was the catalyst to this great season.”
Big wins for the team this season included a comeback performance against Par Hills, 3-2, to earn the team a shot at the title. The girls also completed a huge upset in the first round of the state tournament, when they knocked off 5th seeded Kearny with a 4-1 win.
Samantha Tassillo and Gitanjali Iyer were selected as the two captains for the team.
“Both girls were excellent captains, who organized the team in community events and team events,” said Fritch. “They are leaders on this team, in our community, and will be leaders at any college they attend.”
The team finished the season at 9-8 overall. The squad played many top flight, highly ranked opponents out of conference, which helped battle test them for their in-conference play.
When coach Fritch was asked if he had any words for his graduating seniors, he stated, “The hard work you put in culminated in great success this season, so take that into all of your endeavors and the sky is the limit.”
Varsity members include Daphne Cheng 1st singles, Gitanjali Iyer 2nd singles, Julia Yellen 3rd singles, Samantha Tassillo & Nicole Gehan 1st doubles, Nicky Seretis & Caroline Potter 2nd doubles, Bridget Grey & Rachel Hunter 2nd doubles, Coco Chen and Deanna Curis 2nd doubles.