Somers Tennis Wins on Senior Day

Yasmeen Salha returns a serve. Credits: Melissa McGarry

SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers girls tennis coach Frank Catania has been on medical leave since early in the season but it hasn’t deterred the girls from battling on the courts.

The Tuskers, who finished the regular season with a 6-7 record, had former JV coach Stacey Kammerer take over as their head coach with Catania’s absence.

In a 6-0 win over visiting Walter Panas on the Tuskers’ senior day Oct. 5, Dorothy Silverman (6-1, 6-1) and Mia Balkaran (6-0, 7-5) won their singles matches. In doubles, Yazmeen Salha and Mackenzie Berner (6-0, 6-0); Jaeyon Yao and Rose Dettwyler (6-2, 6-3); Margaret Eskridge and Amara Vargas (6-0, 6-0); and Kylie Matschke and Katie McCartin (6-0, 6-0) all swept their matches.

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Somers’ seniors are Silverman, Vargas, Eskridge and Balkaran.

The Tuskers pulled out a thrilling 4-3 win over Brewster on Oct. 3.

They fell behind and trailed 2-1 after three singles matches with Berner pulling out the lone win: 6-2, 6-2. Somers dropped the first doubles match to go down 3-1, but Rachel Joseph and Vargas started the rally with a 6-0, 7-5 victory. McCartin and Balkaran won the next match, 6-3, 6-7, 10-5. Matschke and Emily Kottman secured the win with a 6-3, 6-0 victory.

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