Season ends for Green Wave tennis, 5-0

Recorder Staff
Friday, June 08, 2018

The streak has finally ended.

Not only did all three Greenfield High School singles players lose their first matches of the season, the Green Wave girls’ tennis team also suffered its first defeat as it was eliminated from the WMass Division III girls’ tennis tournament with a 5-0 defeat to Lee High School in the semifinals Friday afternoon in Lee.

The third-seeded Wave entered the match a perfect 16-0 on the season but second-seeded Lee proved too much.

“Lee was actually on another level than any other team we had played,” Greenfield coach Dennis Georgitsa said.

Lilya Georgitsa suffered her first loss of the season at first singles with her 6-0, 6-3 loss to Anna Wang. Jenna Silk also suffered her first loss of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Ava Martin at second singles. At third singles, Leah Bosco suffered a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Suriam Lee.

Lee also performed well at the doubles. Ngawang Tridytsang and Jenna Keath fell 7-5, 10-2 (tiebreaker) at first doubles to Rachel Wendling and Paige Burry, while Katherine Fortin and Vicky Yangphel fell to Cindy Ni and Caroline Maloney 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles.

“I talked to the girls after the game and we are proud of what we did,” coach Georgitsa said. “It was a tough loss, but when you lose to better opponents, you learn a lot. This was a learning experience for us.”

Greenfield finished the season 16-1 and will lose Silk and Bosco to graduation.

“They tried their best every single practice and I liked their attitudes,” Georgitsa said. “They were always trying to motivate the younger girls and led by example.”