Much of the Cap-8 Conference girls tennis standings were up-in-the-air going into the last week of the regular season. Millbrook’s 8-1 win at Wakefield secured fifth place, while the Wolverines settled for last place.
The Wildcats (6-8, 6-8) had three seniors in its regular lineup this year: Susie Bradshaw and Kindle and Sara Mosby.
“We have a young team,” Millbrook coach Amanda Dauphinais said. “So we’ll be looking to improve next year as well.”
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The sophomore class is strong with No. 1 Brianna Taranto, No. 2 Shea Cirillo and No. 6 Katie Day.
Taranto has a good chance at winning the Cap-8 singles title later this week. Her coach has been impressed with how she’s handled the pressure of playing against some of the state’s best players week in and week out.
“She’s played really well. She’s always had a great attitude,” Dauphinais
The Wolverines (0-15, 0-15) struggled this year without three-time 4A singles champ Susanne Boyden. Wakefield’s top players were seniors Hanna Anderson and Lilah Ivey. Seniors Khaki McCrabb, Christine Lav and Georgia Beam all got to play in their final home match.
Next year’s team will look to juniors Ashley Spaulding and Olivia Tseng, as well as sophomore Anna Morgan, for leadership.