RHAM tennis finishes strong season, looks ahead to tourney

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., May. 22, 2012
RHAM junior Nicole Garger serves the ball during a May 17 match against East Hartford. Photos by Melanie Savage.
RHAM junior Nicole Garger serves the ball during a May 17 match against East Hartford. Photos by Melanie Savage.

The 2010-11 tennis season was a good year for the RHAM High School girls’ tennis team, but 2011-12 is shaping up to be even better. RHAM finished its season last year with a 12-3 record, and was knocked out of post-season play in the quarterfinal round by Daniel Hand, which went on to take the Division M championship. “We did well last year, but we’ve definitely improved this year,” said senior member Leah Molofsky.

As of May 21, RHAM had a 12-1 record, holding the number-four spot in Division M. “We expect to win the Eastern division,” said head coach Carolyn Anderson. “It’s looking good.” Going into a May 17 match against East Hartford (which RHAM won by a final score of 7-0), Anderson said she expected to have six individuals making a competitive show at the state level during the post-season: number-one singles player, senior Theresa Kowal; number-two singles player, junior Susan Stowe; and the numbers one and two doubles teams.

Regarding their chances for the team performance during post-season, Molofsky said, “I think we have a good chance of getting a few rounds in."

The RHAM program should also be in good shape for next year. With just four seniors in the lineup, the team has quite a few juniors, as well as a number of strong sophomores and freshmen, “waiting in the wings,” said Anderson.

The seniors on this year’s RHAM girls’ tennis team are Theresa Kowal, Kate McCormack, Julia Michalski and Leah Molofsky.


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