Varsity Girls’ Tennis Season Highlights


Alexis Cruz ready to make a serve! Taken by Ashley Torres

Kwazi Gaddis, Sports Editor

Our lady warriors are coming off of a terrific season together as a whole! The girls tennis team produced three sectional players this season; Alexis Cruz, Kelley Daphness, and Ahunna James.

All three girls played really well in their sectional matches, which they played in Utica. Ahunna unfortunately lost in a very tough match against an opponent from New Hartford (6-2)(6-0).

Kelly Daphness -photo by Ashley Torres

Kelley Daphness won her first match against Oneida (9-7), but fell a little short in her second match against New Hartford(6-0) (6-2).

As for Alexis Cruz, she won her first match against Homer (6-0),(6-2). She then went on to win her second match against Whitesboro (6-0), (6-2) as well. Alexis finished top four, and played in the state qualifier tournament last Tuesday; unfortunately she lost a tough semi-final match against New Hartford(6-0), (6-3).

When Daphness was asked how she felt about the girls tennis season, her response was “I felt great about it! It was one of the best seasons I’ve ever had. Practices were amazing, we challenged each other every day to better equip ourselves for the intense season.”

It is clear that despite the outcome on the girls season, each of them all had great success on the year, congratulations on a great year lady warriors!