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2016 Girls’ Tennis All-Scholastics

May 9, 2016 - Izzy Essi (cq) of Wayland warms up during the school's tennis match against Boston Latin at Wayland High School in Wayland, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio. Section: Sports. Slug: 15wetennis(2) Reporter: Craig Larson.
Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe
Izzy Essi is a three-time All-Scholastic.

Singles All-Scholastics

Ashley Avery, Wellesley, senior

The senior was 22-0, won the South individual championship, and helped the Raiders win the Division 1 state title this spring. Named MVP of the Bay State League, Avery plans to attend UMass-Amherst this fall.

Maggie Dorr, Concord-Carlisle, sophomore

Dorr was a finalist for the Division 1 North title and has lost only once in two years. The two-time Dual County League All-Star helped the Patriots win the state title in 2015. She also played soccer and skied at Concord-Carlisle.

Izzy Essi, Wayland, junior

A three-time All-Scholastic, Essi, undefeated in the regular season, reached the semifinals in the North individual tournament. She helped Wayland win the North Division 2 team title and eventually a state final appearance.

Vanessa Kitova, Beverly, junior


Kitova, playing at first singles, finished the season undefeated for the Panthers and reached the North semifinals in the MIAA individual tournament. She was also a Northeastern Conference All-Star player.

Diana Prinos Foxboro, senior

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Prinos won the individual South tournament this spring. With only one loss in the postseason, she also helped her team capture the Division 2 South title. She will continue playing tennis at Fairfield University.

Sophia Prinos, Foxboro, sophomore

Prinos helped Foxboro win the Division 2 state title and made it to the semifinals of the South Sectional individual tournament. The Hockomock All-Star was undefeated in the postseason and lost only once in the regular season.

Hannah Sweeney, Franklin, junior

The first singles player for the Panthers, Sweeney finished the regular season undefeated and reached the semifinals in the South individual tournament. Sweeney plays year-round in USTA tournaments.

Ada Wiggins, Burlington, senior

A two-time winner of the MIAA North sectional individual tournament, Wiggins never lost a match from first singles in Middlesex League play. The senior plans to attend Skidmore College in the fall.

Doubles All-Scholastics

Taya Berler, Barnstable, senior


Berler and her doubles partner Michaela Cornwall have been a force for Barnstable. The duo have reached the individual South sectional finals three years in a row. Berler, 17-2 this season, plans to attend UMass-Amherst.

Izzy Bruno, Winchester, junior

Paired with first doubles partner Brooke Scully, the tandem won the North individual tournament and helped the Sachems finish 15-1. A Middlesex League All-Star, Bruno is undefeated in her career at Winchester.

Michaela Cornwall, Barnstable, senior

With partner Taya Berler, Cornwall posted a 17-2 record at first doubles and made it to the South individual final for the third consecutive season. She is also a volleyball all-star. She plans on attending Georgetown University.

Victoria Scott, Martha’s Vineyard, freshman

Scott combined with partner Elizabeth Williamson to win the South individual tournament and the Division 3 state team title for the second consecutive season. The duo helped their team finish undefeated yet again.

Brooke Scully, Winchester, sophomore

Scully was undefeated with partner Izzy Bruno, en route to a North individual title. The two-time Middlesex League All-Star helped her team to a 15-1 regular-season record and an appearance in the North Division 2 semifinals.

Lizzie Williamson, Martha’s Vineyard, sophomore


Williamson and her partner, Victoria Scott, won the South individual title and helped the Vineyarders win the Division 3 title for the second season in a row. The first doubles pair won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Ellie Wilson, Reading, senior

Wilson combined with her sister, Ruthie, to post a 20-3 record in first doubles and reach the final of the North individual tournament. The senior, who also plays soccer and basketball, will attend Dartmouth College.

Ruthie Wilson, Reading, junior

Wilson reached the North individual final for the second consecutive season. This campaign was with her co-captain and sister, Ellie. The first doubles tandem helped the Rockets finish 18-5 and secure a tournament berth.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Jennifer Carey, Lowell

After an 0-15 season just four years ago, Carey helped Lowell rebound and finish with a 17-3 overall record this spring. A proud moment for the coach came when her daughter, Paige, was recognized as the MVC Player of the Year.

Division 2: Erin Reeves, Wayland

The eighth-year coach, a Fairfield graduate, helped lead her team to an 18-2 record and the Dual County League title. The Division 2 North title the Warriors won this spring was the first in program history.

Division 3: Paula Hannon, Bishop Fenwick

After taking over a team with a losing record, Hannon has guided Bishop Fenwick to a 25-8 record over two years, including 13-3 overall this spring. Hannon credits her team’s success to a shared passion and respect for tennis.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Jasmine McFarlane. Falmouth: Paige Meade, Julia Moskal, Marysia Moskal, Kayla Sheehan. Marshfield: Lauren Gustafson, Anna Proctor, Jillian Skulsky, Maddie Wildes. Nauset: Gabriella Dadoly, Nika Dadoly, Haley Navarro. Sandwich: Liz Siranosian.

Bay State — Braintree: Zoe Tai. Brookline: Carrie Catkins-Tucker, Ndanu Mutsiya, Emily Ribatt. Framingham: Sarah Kalmanovich, Maddie Nasch. Milton: Maddie Dewire, Christine Flatley, Semi Oloko, Charis Palandjian, Te Palandjian. Natick: Erika Kjirsgard, Eliza Kruczynski. Needham: Eliza Corderman, Julia Doroshenko, Kaitlyn Lew, Caroline Summer. Newton North: Rachel Leighton, Shriya Shinde. Walpole: Alyssa Rosen. Wellesley: Ashley Avery, Caitlyn Avery, Anna Gishin. Weymouth: Lily Peter.

Boston — O’Bryant: Tuyet Nguyen, Ruth Rincon, Sylvia Yu.

Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Noelle Benoit, Claire Carvounis, Nelle Thornton. St. John Paul II: Emily Canzano, Julia Grady, Allison Santos. Sturgis East: Emma Esterman, Nicole Waldron.

Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Cami Foley, Sarah Mezini, Katie Nevils, Oliva Skelly, Haley Timmons. Manchester Essex: Chanel Bullock, August Kahle, Bridget Miller. North Reading: Aly Bundy.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Sara Golden, Olivia Lloyd, Daisy Zhang. Arlington Catholic: Eileen Flynn, Emma Wiklund. Austin Prep: Jessica Andrews, Marie-Elena Gerety, Olivia Lloyd, Silvanna Salines, Emily Tina. Bishop Fenwick: Abby Graumann, Patricia Jabonillo, Kerry Kircher, Hannah Kline. Cardinal Spellman: Kaitlyn Hughes. Lowell Catholic: Maggie Barros, Elly McKenna. Matignon: Katherine Toey, Amy Zou. Pope John: Sam Chen, Kathy Nguyen. St. Mary’s: Mia Nikolakopoulosos.

Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Shannon Connelly, Lauren Critelli. Notre Dame (Hingham): Ava Dooley, Mackenna Sargis. Saint Joseph Prep: Nickie Nquyen. Ursuline: Alessia Cahoon, Margaret Dailey, Megan Etienne.

Commonwealth — Fellowship Christian: Anya Lavalle, Ester Mills. Greater Lawrence: Wilma Rodriguez. Greater Lowell: Kalilah Almonte, Olivia DeLuca, Lisbeth Tejeda. Minuteman: Katie Flake, Tamara Pasquel.

Dual County — Boston Latin: Kim Arango, Vivian Herbert, Emily Parkerson, Jenny Peterlin, Boyi Wong. Concord-Carlisle: Maggie Dorr. Newton South: Kayla Schwartz. Wayland: Audrey Camacho, Izzy Essi. Westford: Victoria Donescu, Sydney Kim, Veronica Op.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Emma Cabral, Alexandria Sollecito. Bishop Stang: Amanda Vasconcelos, Katie Vasconcelos. Martha’s Vineyard: Kelly Klaren, Kat Roberts, Victoria Scott, Lizzie Williamson. Somerset Berkley: Corinne Morhy.

Greater Boston — Everett: Uidi Do, Julie Nguyen, Lisa Quang. Malden: Risaho Yonetoni. Medford: Doria Agrba, Lenna Ziane. Somerville: Zoya Pilipovic.

Hockomock — Foxborough: Lexi Nelson, Diana Prinos, Sophia Prinos. Franklin: Anna Humphreys, Hannah Sweeney. King Philip: Becca Ricci. Mansfield: Paulina Martin. North Attleborough: Julia Mark, Jordan Willis. Oliver Ames: Riley Spillane. Sharon: Michal Kondratiev, Pooja Puttigampala, Nupur Shulka, Lulu Yuan. Taunton: Olivia Sweeney.

Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Jilliane Chippendale. Sacred Heart: Julia Abraham, Hayley Ferraro, Caroline Sheen. West Bridgewater: Hannah Russo. Westport: Annie MacMaster, Kayla Pimentel.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Olivia Burns, Hannah Krichmar, Julia Spagnuolo, Caroline Templer. Chelmsford: Shannon DeChiara. Haverhill: Christina Cokley. Lowell: Sarah Oakes.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Arya Bhatt, Lauren Carlson, Megan Doherty, Madison Metzdorf, Erica Van Stry, Ada Wiggins. Melrose: Jacqueline Pereira. Wakefield: Abby Chapman, Jenna Mello, Haley Tanner. Watertown: Lillian Marr. Wilmington: Lou Schramm, Christina Woods.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Mia Wallace. Belmont: Amanda Jung. Lexington: Marie Bank, Natalie Ramesh, Reethy Sundar. Reading: Jacquelyn Iannuzzo, Ellie Wilson, Ruthie Wilson. Winchester: Elizabeth Andrews, Izzy Bruno, Ellery Robinson, Brooke Scully, Julia Thompson.

Northeastern — Beverly: Vanessa Kitova. Danvers: Jenna Clemenzi, Maria Gigli, Shannon Veilleux. Lynn Classical: Shea Dunnigan, Briana Silva. Marblehead: Julia Channing, Megan Ryan.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Taya Berler, Michaela Cornwall.

Patriot — Duxbury: Rachel Melampy, Rebecca Melampy. Hanover: Greta Barry, Chrissie Greco. Hingham: Grace Barrett, Alli Burton, Anna Calame, Elizabeth Croteau, Lexi Linton, Paige Shetty. North Quincy: Geri Hu. Plymouth North: Sophie Kroeze, Caitlin McCosh, Erin McCosh. Plymouth South: Courtney Carroll, Nicole LaFontaine, Shannon Lyons, Stephanie Morrow. Scituate: Sophia Donnelly, Thea Malerbi, Heidi Martin, Sheila McNeil, Sara Moskowitz, Maddie Shannon. Whitman-Hanson: Chiara Cassiano.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls’ tennis team was selected by the school sports staff. The team is comprised of the singles semifinalists and the doubles finalists from the MIAA individual tournament. Text by Lenny Rowe. Photos by Mark Lorenz.