Girls Tennis Hitting Their Stride

Whitman’s 3rd Singles player Katherine Gotard won in 3 sets in the last match of the day to give Whitman a 4-3 win over Hauppauge.
Whitman’s 3rd Singles player Katherine Gotard won in 3 sets in the last match of the day to give Whitman a 4-3 win over Hauppauge.
First Doubles Kayla Soulias (right) and Emma Coleman (left) are playing well in their final year at Whitman.
First Doubles Kayla Soulias (right) and Emma Coleman (left) are playing well in their final year at Whitman.
Whitman freshman Kayla Sakayan is our First Singles and wasted no time making her presence known.
Whitman freshman Kayla Sakayan is our First Singles and wasted no time making her presence known.
Our Wildcat seniors l-r first row: Christina Bogdani, Cinthya Ramos, Caroline Tomaselli, Sarah Panza. l-r second row: Julia Bellontine, Ally Wirth, Emma Coleman, and Kayla Soulias.
Our Wildcat seniors l-r first row: Christina Bogdani, Cinthya Ramos, Caroline Tomaselli, Sarah Panza. l-r second row: Julia Bellontine, Ally Wirth, Emma Coleman, and Kayla Soulias.

We hear from Varsity Girls Tennis Coach Seth Novick that the team is settling in after the first week of school and the results are positive. “The team is really coming together and hitting their stride,” said Coach Novick.  The team is now 2-1 on the season. 

The team won Monday, 6-1 over Northport.  The Wildcats dominated the match by sweeping all of the singles matches.  Winners were Kayla Sakayan, Jasmine Haug, Katherine Gotard, and Shailee Patel (Listed in order from 1st to 4th Singles).  Whitman also got the win at First Doubles (Kayla Soulias and Emma Coleman) and Third Doubles (Cinthya Ramos and Mabel Bassi.

On Tuesday, the team won a nail-biter over Hauppauge 4-3.  It came down to the last match where 3rd Singles player Katherine Gotard won in 3 sets.  Also providing wins were Mabel Bassi at 4th Singles, Kayla Soulias and Shailee Patel at First doubles, and Emma Halliday and Anna Scortichini at 3rd Doubles. 

The next home match for our Lady Wildcat tennis team is Friday at 4PM against Smithtown West.