SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls’ tennis is in a “building year,” according to veteran coach Jeff Hughes.

Hughes begins his 41 season with the girls’ tennis team with all but two new players, with five of last year’s players having graduated.

Sarah Dioneda and Isabella “Izzy” DeFilippis have returned.  They are joined by

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  • Meghan Kilby,
  • Stephanie Chalef,
  • Lauren Danko
  • Joanna Muino,
  • Shelby Vermeulen,
  • Tatiana Estevan-Ingram,
  • Jillian Parks.   

This year’s captains will be Chalef, Kilby and DeFilippis. 

“All players are in new positions,” Hughes said.  “It is a year to learn.”