The tennis team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy brought its record back up to the .500 mark in Inter-Ac League competition.
The tennis team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy brought its record back up to the .500 mark in Inter-Ac League competition last Thursday, knocking off the visiting Academy of Notre Dame, 6-1.
The Blue Devils leveled off at 2-2 in league play and improved to 5-2 overall, while the Irish, who avoided a sweep with a win at second doubles, dipped to 1-4 in the Inter-Ac.
SCH quickly made the first mark in its win column thanks to sophomore Leah Thomas, who wrapped up her number one singles match against visitor Ella Abramson in two 6-0 sets.
The team score was tied briefly when Notre Dame's second doubles duo, consisting of Margaret Hayden and Jackie McGowan, secured a 6-0, 6-4 win against Blue Devils senior Lexi Levin and junior Jenna Seidman.
After that, the results would all break Springside's way. Scores of 6-1, 6-4 propelled sophomore Ariya Goswami to victory in her third singles bout against Leonie Weissenberg of the Irish, and in the fourth doubles flight SCH seniors Sydney Redpath and Marley Einheber downed Notre Dame's Emma Strid and Erin Handforth, 6-3, 6-2.
The two teams had some first and last names in common in the first doubles contest, where scores of 6-2, 7-5 favored Finley Redpath and Ameara Smith of SCH over rivals Chloe Smith and Finley Nolen. This was Springside Chestnut Hill's fourth successful outcome, officially clinching the team victory over the Irish.
There were many long games in the second singles bout, and Blue Devils sophomore Ella Brown won most of them. Brown endured to prevail in two 6-3 sets over Marley Daggett of the visiting side.
Two juniors playing third doubles for the home team, Priya Jonas and Farah Horgan, won a challenging first set at 7-5 against Notre Dame's Kiera Norton and Calleigh Newbert. The Springsiders were determined to end the second set sooner than that, so they jumped ahead quickly and wrapped things up with a 6-1 win.