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    2013 Girls’ Tennis All-Scholastics

    Led by the undefeated Brittany Collens, Manchester- Essex won a state title.
    Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff
    Led by the undefeated Brittany Collens, Manchester- Essex won a state title.

    Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.


    Ashley Avery

    Wellesley, freshman

    Avery burst onto the scene this year, helping lead Wellesley to the Division 1 south sectional final. The freshman also captured Bay State Conference MVP honors. She also reached the south sectional individual final, which was her only loss of the season.

    Maxine Bergstein

    Hingham, junior

    Half of an undefeated doubles duo, Bergstein teamed with Delaney Dunlap on a 17-0 season that helped Hingham win the Division 2 south sectional title, and earned them Patriot League all-star honors. They were finalists in the individual doubles tournament as well.

    Brittany Collens

    Manchester Essex, senior


    Collens closed out a stellar career, helping her team finish 22-0 and winning the Division 3 state team title. She reached the north individual final and earned Cape Ann MVP honors for the second straight year. She will attend New Mexico State.

    Martina Daelli

    Concord-Carlisle, junior

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    Daelli, who moved to the US from Italy just nearly a year ago, teamed with partner Sarah Yang for a 15-2 record on the season while also reaching the north sectional individual doubles finals. Their efforts helped lead the Patriots to the Division 2 north sectional title and a second straight state title.

    Emma Davis

    Cohasset, sophomore

    Davis has been dominant in her first two years as she successfully defended her individual state title. She also helped lead her team to an undefeated regular season and the South Shore League and Division 3 south titles.

    Delaney Dunlap

    Hingham, sophomore

    Teaming with Maxine Bergstein, Dunlap helped lead Hingham to the Division 2 south title by turning in a 17-0 record and earning Patriot League all-star honors in the process. She also reached the finals of the individual doubles tournament.

    Sasa Jovanovic

    Thayer, freshman

    Just a freshman, Jovanovic competed as the No. 1 player in both singles and doubles for the Tigers. She dropped just one set in singles and one match in doubles all season. Jovanovic was ranked No. 13 in New England for girls 16-and-under.

    Dennison LaMachia

    Hopkinton, senior


    The rest of the Tri Valley League is happy to see LaMachia graduate as she has dominated the league for four seasons, winning her second straight MVP award and helping Hopkinton reach the state tournament. She also won the north sectional individual title.

    Julia Larson

    Acton-Boxborough, senior

    Larson helped lead the Colonials to a stellar run through the state tournament this year as they captured the Division 1 north team title and the state championship. She also reached the north sectional semifinals in the individual tournament.

    Gabriela Marks

    Beaver Country Day, sophomore

    Marks won the Eastern Independent League MVP award again this season after going undefeated for the second straight year in singles play. She won 11 matches in the regular season in 2013, only losing 15 games during the year for BCDS.

    Erika Nannery

    Canton, junior

    Nannery finished the year 16-0 in regular season singles play and earned Hockomock league MVP honors. She reached the semifinals of the south sectional individual tournament. Nannery is also a three-time league all-star.

    Kaila Nelson

    Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

    Nelson finished this season with a 16-0 record in singles play, running her career record to 56-4. Her efforts helped lift the Warriors to the Division 1 north sectional finals. She also earned her a third straight DCL all-star award and will play tennis at Fairfield.

    Semilore Oloko

    Boston Trinity, 8th grade


    Oloko finished this season as the Girls Independent League MVP, going undefeated in singles play at 10-0. Like her brother Olutoni, Oloko is also regionally ranked. She is ranked 13 in New England in the 14 and under category.

    Lena Pfeifenberger

    Winchester, freshman

    One half of a strong duo that will be heard from in years to come Pfeifenberger reached the state individual doubles final this year after capturing the north sectional title. She is an honor student who enjoys playing the violin when not on the tennis court.

    Sam Potter

    Martha’s Vineyard, sophomore

    Potter was one of the top players in the Eastern Athletic Conference this year, going 16-1 and earning her second straight league all-star award. She also helped her team earn a state tournament berth and reached the south sectional individual semifinal.

    Gabrielle Riley

    Barnstable, junior

    Riley teamed with Katie Tynan to form the top doubles tandem in the state. They won the state individual doubles title after capturing the south sectional title. Their 26-1 overall record helped lead Barnstable to the Division 1 south team title as well.

    Katie Tynan

    Barnstable, freshman

    Tynan was one half of the top doubles duo that captured the state individual title after winning the south sectional title. Only a freshman, her efforts helped lead Barnstable to the south sectional team title this season.

    Janie Weber

    Winchester, sophomore

    Weber teamed up with Lena Pfeifenberger to garner plenty of accolades, winning the north sectional individual title and reaching the state doubles final. She is already a two-time Middlesex League all-star and helped the Sachems to consecutive Division 2 sectional final appearances.

    Sarah Yang

    Concord-Carlisle, freshman

    Yang was a stalwart for the Patriots in just her first year. She turned in a 15-2 doubles record with partner Martina Daelli and helped the Patriots win their second straight Division 2 north sectional and state titles. She is a high honor student who also plays field hockey.

    Coaches of the Year

    Geoff Burgess

    Division 1: North Attleborough

    Burgess guided the Red Rocketeers to a 22-1 record and a second straight Hockomock League title. He sports a 182-27 record and a tournament berth in each of his 11 years. He also coaches boys’ soccer and wrestling.

    Linda Partridge

    Division 1: Hingham

    Partridge coached the Harborwomen to a Patriot League and Division 2 south sectional title before falling to defending champ Concord-Carlisle in the Division 2 state finals. She enjoys sailing and skiing in her spare time.

    Lynne Smith

    Division 2: Ursuline

    Smith guided her squad to a stellar 20-3 season that included a Catholic Conference title and an appearance in the Division 3 south final. In 10 years she has compiled a 154-37 record. She also coaches basketball, competes in USTA events, and was a 2010 national champion.


    Atlantic Coast — Falmouth: Caroline Cobb, Sarah Monteiro, Katie O’ Sullivan, Holly O'Sullivan. Nauset: Allie Dadoly, Emma Gubbins, Alicia Rennert. Plymouth North: Rebecca Levy, Amanda Strickland. Plymouth South: Darby Anderson. Sandwich: Taryn Gaffney, Kenna Garrison, Jaclyn Higgins, Kelsey Lawrence.

    Bay State — Braintree: Nuha Muntasser. Brookline: Rachel Hechinger, Mei Kasif, Sabrina Lee. Dedham: Rennie Gassler. Framingham: Ellen Grinnel, Maddie Nasch, Mellisa Parish, Rachel Wagner. Milton: Olivia Johnson. Natick: Taylor Nefussey. Needham: Karissa Chao, Jodi Katz, Emily Shuman, Kelly Sullivan. Wellesley: Ashley Avery, Tori D'Ortenzio, Amanda Harkavy, Olivia Stein.

    Big Three — Brockton: Cara Bosco. Durfee: Courtney Bailey, Marlene Costa, Kaci Furtado, Sopane Khek, Jennifer Lord, Jessie Lord, Megan Rockett.

    Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Logan Colby-Nunziato, Sloan Colby-Nunziato, Emily Shea, Olivia Skelley. Manchester Essex: Chanel Bullock, Brittany Collens, Rachel Daly, Michelle Fuca, Kendall McCormick. Pentucket: Coli Downey.

    Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Vanisha Balan, Ashley Dallaire. Arlington Catholic: Nicole Herendeen, Becky Warner. Austin Prep: Stephanie Blais, Carolyn Casper, Gina Iozzo, Alexie Losano, Issabela Pandolfo, Madison Shaw. Bishop Fenwick: Sara Kanarkiewicz, Meredith Maguire, Demi Velonis. Cardinal Spellman: Camila Cigaral, Kaitlin Hughes, Sammi Zina. Lowell Catholic: Maggie Barrios, Bridget Keefe, Monica Modrich. Matignon: Mellissa Collins. Pope John: Kim Tran. St. Mary's: Annabelle Feliz, Allysa Graham.

    Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Sylvie Grenier, Collette O'Connor, Caroline O'Neil. Mt. Alvernia: Josie Hoyt, Lauren Sweeney. Notre Dame (Hingham): Meghan Faherty, Amanda Garrow, Margaret Lewis. Ursuline: Emily Curtis, Ilaria DeAngelis, Jill Kamphaus, Catherine Rockett.

    Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Julia Larson, Amy Liu. Bedford: Maya Biswas, Sarah Cowles, Melissa Landman. Concord-Carlisle: Julia Cancio, Martina Daelli, Isabella Stone, Sarah Yang. Lincoln-Sudbury: Elizabeth Erbafina, Kaila Nelson. Newton South: Jack Rice. Wayland: Drew Canavan, Allison Wei. Westford: Janice Huang, Stephani Post.

    Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Kayla Anganetti, Margaret Depont, Rebecca Laliberte, Kathryn McCourt. Bishop Stang: Katie Vasconcelos. Coyle & Cassidy: Kristen Carbone, Savannah Costa.

    Greater Boston — Latin Academy: Diandrea Galloway.

    Hockomock — Canton: Erika Nannery. Foxborough: Diana Prinos, Emma Prinos, Hallie Young. Franklin: Anna Humphries. King Philip: Rachel Palumbo. Mansfield: Emma Yeransian. North Attleborough: Jamie Grinavic, Ali McHugh, Kelly O'Neill, Sarabeth Parent, Amanda Rose. Sharon: Pooja Puttigampala. Stoughton: Kiana Kountze-Lee. Taunton: Mollie McCaffrey, Alisha Silva.

    Merrimack Valley — Andover: Julia Alagero, Samantha Camilo, Laurie-Maude Chenard, Rachel Holzman. Haverhill: Christina Cokely. Methuen: Karmen Chau, Lina Nguyen. North Andover: Yunji Koo, Olivia Sparks.

    Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Jessica Chin, Nadia Eshraghi, Molly Gilpin, Eleni Pesirdis, Anjali Seereeram, Ada Wiggins. Melrose: Natalie Kendall, Lydia Mays, Sarah McGowan. Watertown: Sarah Rahim.

    Middlesex (Liberty) — Belmont: Alexa Analetto, Annie Hang, Hannah Harris. Lexington: Sophie Dulberg, Michelle Katzelnik, Natalia Pronchick. Reading: Hannah Conroy, Alex Hopkinson, Meghan Ziegler. Winchester: Lena Pfeifenberger, Janie Weber. Woburn: Svetoslava Vodenicharska.

    Northeastern — Beverly: Christine Green, Katie Lane, Jillian Morneau. Marblehead: Tori Booth, Meghan Gabel, Amanda Gilberg, Meagan Hanratty, Kelly Mealey. Peabody: Dany Chhan, Rachel Gillis, Anna Grimalyak, Kayla Hodas. Swampscott: Vivien Gere, Veronica Kyatigorskaya.

    Old Colony — Barnstable: Gabrielle Riley, Katie Tynan.

    Patriot — Duxbury: Kelly Dane, Brooke McCarthy, Sarah Palfrey. Hanover: Jess Kosak. Hingham: Emma Alderman, Maxine Bergstein, Delaney Dunlap, Danielle Vanzura. North Quincy: Tiffany Leung. Pembroke: Tamara Mitchell. Quincy: Emily Sato. Scituate: Niki Lazaris, Tess Malerbi, Emily Richard, Roisin Sullivan.

    South Coast — Martha’s Vineyard: Annie Burton, Julia Cooper, Isabelle Hackney, Sam Potter.

    South Shore — Carver: Casey Armanetti, Shannon Howard, Caroline McCarthy, Brooke Pierce. Cohasset: Sara Corry, Bri Crough, Emma Davis, Gabrielle Lemoine, Emma Smith, Kate Sookiasian, Meredith Spofford. Monomoy: Hannah Gorman. Norwell: Isabella Abelite, Emma Basso, Liza Basso.

    Tri-Valley — Dover-Sherborn: Kelly Arani, Olivia Barbier, Alex Blizard, Katie Mathisen, Natalie Montesano. Holliston: Kristin Ydoate. Hopkinton: Olivia Anderson, Ameera Hammouda, Dennison LaMachia, Venessa Prathab, Katie Schneider. Medfield: Michelle Donnelly, Lexi Nasraway, Lindsey Soderlund, Hunter Stahl. Westwood: Abby Groton.