Jonathan Dayton Girls Varsity Tennis 2017 Season Preview

(l-r) Maged, Melanie Schickler, Juliana Monticello, Jordyn Engel, Fabiana Suarez, Carolina Silva, Melissa Evers, Emma Mohabir, Sarivelle Bento, Rebecca Greenwald, Evelyn Tilelli, Elisa Neri, Salmon Credits: Chip Dickson
Coach Kaitlin Salmon Credits: Chip Dickson
Assistant Coach Jill Maged Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton girls’ tennis team is looking to have another good season despite losing 13 seniors including three that played varsity tennis at third singles and first court doubles.  Coach Kaitlin Salmon said “We will miss last year’s players, but I believe this year’s players are up to the challenge.”

Coach Salmon said she is constantly looking for ideas to help improve the team’s skills and conditioning.  Typical practices are two hours and consist of “…lots of conditioning, agility drills, endurance sessions and practicing with each other.  Last year, Dayton’s record was 13-5.  They were seeded six in the NJSIAA New Jersey Section 2, Group 1 Tournament. 

This year’s team has 17 players.  Seven will play varsity matches and ten will play junior varsity tennis.  Also joining the team is a new assistant coach, Jill Maged.  A graduate of New Providence High School and Rutgers University where she majored in Spanish, Maged teaches English as a Second Language at Jonathan Dayton High School. 

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Of the seventeen players, six are seniors, three are juniors, two are sophomores and six are freshman.  The seniors are Zoe Frei, Rebecca Greenwald, Rachel Lefkowitz, Melanie Schickler, Jessica Steir, and Fabiana Suarez.  The juniors are Sheila Flood, Elisa Neri, and Sophia Ritter.   The sophomores are Jordyn Engel and Evelyn Tilelli.  The freshman are Sarivelle Bento, Melissa Evers, Emma Mohabir, Juliana Monticello, Brielle Ramundo and Carolina Silva.

The first game of the Dayton girls varsity tennis team's season is September 5 at Governor Livingston HS.  The Bulldogs’ 2017 regular-season schedule follows:

September:  9/5 at Governor Livingston HS (season opener); 9/7 vs. Union HS (home opener); 9/12 vs. Roselle Park HS; 9/14 at Plainfield HS; 9/15 vs. Elizabeth HS; 9/19 at Cranford HS; 9/27 – UCT Girls Tennis; 9/28 – UCT Girls Tennis; and 9/28 at Columbia HS.

October: 10/3 at Montclair HS; 10/5 vs. Union HS; 10/6 vs. Glen Ridge HS; 10/10 at Roselle Park HS; 10/12 vs. Verona HS; 10/13 vs. Plainfield HS; 10/17 vs.  Cranford HS; 10/19 at Rahway HS; 10/23 vs. Governor Livingston HS; 10/24 at Oak Knoll School; and 10/26 vs. Colonia HS.

(Note: All games start at 4 p.m. unless noted and all home games are at Dayton Tennis Courts.)

Missing from photo are Zoe Frei (12), Sophia Ritter (11), Sheila Flood (11), Rachel Lefkowitz (12), Brielle Ramundo (9), Jessica Steir (12). is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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