2017 Girls’ Tennis All-Scholastics
Mia Wallace, Arlington
Wallace had only one loss this season, in the final of the state individual singles tournament. She was the North state individual champion and was the New England clay court champion. She will play tennis at Elon University.
Lexi Dewire, Hingham, freshman
After an undefeated season, Dewire was a South individual finalist and led Hingham to the Division 2 state final where it fell to Wayland. She’s ranked ninth in New England in the US Tennis Association Girls 16U category.
Izzy Essi, Wayland, senior
Playing No. 1 singles, Essi led Wayland to a Division 2 team state title. She also was a North individual finalist and a four-time Dual County League All-Star. A member of the National Honor Society, she’ll play tennis at Bowdoin.
Leanne Kendall, Apponequet, junior
Kendall won the South individual title after being seventh seed in the tournament. She went undefeated (20-0) in the regular season and tournament. She’s a National Honor Society member and a top goal scorer on the soccer team.
Rachel Leighton, Newton North, senior
Leighton, a three-time Bay State All-Star and Bay State League Co-MVP this season, played No. 1 singles for Newton North and was a semifinalist in the South sectional individual tournament. She will play tennis at MIT next year.
Emily Parkerson, Boston Latin, 8th grade
Parkerson had an 18-2 Dual County League record and was a North individual semifinalist. She represented the US in the CAN-AM challenge and is ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles in USTA New England U12-girls.
Katharine Roberts, Martha’s Vineyard, junior
Roberts led Martha’s Vineyard to its third straight Division 3 team title as the first singles player. She went 20-1 on the season and was a semifinalist in the South individual tournament. She is president of the National Honor Society.
Nupur Shukla, Sharon, sophomore
Shukla went 22-3 this season in the Hockomock League, playing at No. 1 singles. The sophomore helped lead the Eagles to the Division 1 state team championship and an undefeated record (26-0). She plays at the Weymouth Club.
Julia Thompson, Winchester, junior
After two knee surgeries, Thompson came back as the No. 1 singles player for the Sachems and finished as a North individual semifinalist. She’s ranked 26th in New England and will continue playing USTA tournaments this summer.
Amanda Armstrong, Wayland, sophomore
Armstrong finished her first season with Wayland undefeated at doubles with Nora Ouertani. The two were North individual finalists and then helped lead Wayland to the Division 2 team title. She plays at Longfellow Tennis.
Izzy Bruno, Winchester, senior
Bruno competed in doubles with Brooke Scully and won the North doubles championship. She went undefeated in her high school career and will play tennis at Trinity. Bruno is a three-sport athlete, also playing volleyball and track.
Katie Merport, Sharon, junior
Merport and her partner, Emily Wen, helped Sharon win its first team state title. The duo also were South doubles finalists in the individual tournament. She went 16-3 and also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and playing the piano.
Nora Ouertani, Wayland, junior
In her first year at Wayland, Ouertani went undefeated with Amanda Armstrong in the regular season and team tournament, and Wayland won the Division 2 title. The pair fell to Winchester in the North individual doubles final.
Victoria Scott, Martha’s Vineyard, sophomore
After two undefeated seasons, Scott finished the year an individual state doubles champion with Elizabeth Williamson. The two helped Martha’s Vineyard win a Division 3 team state champion for a third straight year.
Brooke Scully, Winchester, junior
Scully won the North doubles championship with her partner, Izzy Bruno. The duo went undefeated during the regular season and were Middlesex All-Stars. Scully is a National Honor Society member and volleyball captain.
Emily Wen, Sharon, junior
Wen went 19-3 and was a South doubles sectional finalist with her partner, Katie Merport. The two helped Sharon win its first team state championship in Division 1. She earned the George Eastman Young Leadership Award.
Elizabeth Williamson, Martha’s Vineyard, junior
She finished the season undefeated, winning the Division 3 team state title and a state individual doubles championship with Victoria Scott. The junior competes in golf, sailing, dance, and windsurfing and also plays the saxophone.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Diane Micheroni, Sharon
Micheroni led the Sharon girls to their first team state championship in program history, finishing the year 26-0. This was the second straight year the team won the Hockomock League title in her nine years as head coach.
Division 2: Linda Partridge, Hingham
Partridge has been coaching her alma mater the past nine seasons, leading the team to a 24-1 record before falling to Wayland in the Division 2 final. Her philosophy is to allow every girl to play and grow throughout each season.
Division 3: Nina Bramhall, Martha’s Vineyard
After three years at Martha’s Vineyard, Bramhall has a 64-1 record with three straight Division 3 state titles. This season, the team went 21-1 and the Milton Academy grad says it’s due to the dedication of the individual players.
Atlantic Coast — Falmouth: Abbie Corner, Emily Gedney, Paige Meade, Julia Moskal, Kayla Sheehan. Marshfield: Anna Proctor, Jillian Skulsky. Nauset: Bevin Burns, Kelley Carlin, Gabby Dadoly, Nika Dadoly, Caroline Donoghue. Sandwich: Jade Ferguson.
Bay State — Braintree: Alisa Buisson, Julia Roy. Brookline: Alexandra Appel, Sonia Bhattacharyya, Melanie Chien, Pilar Hincapie, Sonya Khudyakov, Ndanu Mutisya, Emily Ribatt. Natick: Erica Kjersgard. Newton North: Rachel Leighton (MVP), Shriya Shinde, Sophie Wax. Wellesley: Alex Coleman (MVP). Weymouth: Lily Peter.
Big Three — Brockton: Leila Depina, Kayla Murphy. Durfee: Faith Cronister, Anjali Mahaseth. New Bedford: Serena Marques, Grace Mitchell, Melanie Santiago.
Boston City — Latin Academy: Sydney Coller, Bryana Le, Zuri Walters.
Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Noelle Benoit, Marena Gardella. St. John Paul II: Julia Grady, Allison Santos. Sturgis East: Nicole Waldron, Alanis Wilson-Ehrenthal.
Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Sarah Mezini (MVP), Kate Nevils. Manchester Essex: Chanel Bullock, Christina Bullock, Bridget Miller, Jessie Miller.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Brooke Alessi, Taylor Alessi, Daisy Zhang. Arlington Catholic: Bridget Crane. Austin Prep: Danielle Abdennour, Jenna Costello, Marie-Elena Gerety (MVP), Mia Han, Silvanna Salines. Bishop Fenwick: Taylor Botthof, Kelly Kircher, Brenna Waldinger. Matignon: Katherine Tuey. Pope John: Kim Nguyen. St. Mary’s: Mia Nirolakopoulos.
Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Amy Chu, Leila Vo. Notre Dame (Hingham): Ava Dooley, Alexandra Prudente, Makenna Sargis. Saint Joseph Prep: Audrey McDonough, Jada Ross, Emily Taranto. Ursuline: Margaret Dailey, Megan Etienne.
Commonwealth — Fellowship Christian: Cassie Apkarian, Easter Mill. Greater Lawrence: Maricelys Baez. Greater Lowell: Vila Phommasith. Minuteman: Fae Eisenheim, Sage Romano.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Arushi Bhalchandra, Divya Iyengar, Prag Maroju. Bedford: Izzie Henderson, Hannah Kilroy. Boston Latin: Emily Parkerson. Concord-Carlisle: Mehak Bell, Skye Bell, Maggie Dorr, Celene Machen. Lincoln-Sudbury: Kim Fenton. Newton South: Julia Estrin, Dorra Giuermazi, Kayla Shwartz. Wayland: Amanda Armstrong, Izzy Essi, Nora Ouertani. Westford: Veronica Op. Weston: Livvy Lathrop.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Chloe Burke, Alexandria Sollecito. Bishop Stang: Sailor Nordstrom, Amanda Vasconcelos. Coyle & Cassidy: Julie Mason. Martha’s Vineyard: Kelly Klaren, Katharine Roberts, Victoria Scott, Elizabeth Williamson. Somerset Berkley: Corinne Morhy.
Hockomock — Foxborough: Lexi Nelson, Sophia Prinos. Franklin: Hannah Sweeney (MVP). King Philip: Becca Ricci. Mansfield: Sarah Doyle, Paulina Martin. North Attleborough: Emily Chaisson, Gabby Duva, Azka Siddig, Jordan Willis. Sharon: Katie Merport, Nupur Shukla, Emily Wen, Lulu Yuan, Emily Zhang. Taunton: Olivia Sweeney.
Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Jilliane Chippendale. Sacred Heart: Emma Keane, Abby Slavik. West Bridgewater: Hannah Russo (MVP). Westport: Annie MacMaster, Kayla Pimentel, Kendra Wilkinson.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Kathleen Buck, Sidney Conway, Annette Kim. Chelmsford: Shannon’ DeChiara, Julia Maybury, Anna Mullane, Paige Nolan, Abigail Segal, Melinda Yu. Lowell: Paige Carey (MVP). Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Emma Thompson (MVP).
Middlesex — Arlington: Mia Wallace. Burlington: Arya Bhat, Lauren Carlson, Madison Metzdorf, Erica Van Stry. Lexington: Marie Bank, Lindsey Chin, Natalie Ramesh, Reethy Sundar. Reading: Ainsley Cohen, Jacquelyn Iannuzzo, Marielle Verrier. Watertown: Lillian Marr. Wilmington: Emily Hill, Carolyn Roney, Christina Woods. Winchester: Izzy Bruno, Lauren Chilton, Katharine Dougherty, Taylor Kenrich, Brooke Scully, Julia Thompson.
Northeastern — Beverly: Alexis Alli, Jane Healy, Lindsey King. Danvers: Riley Doyle, Rhianna Leslie, Lauren McKinnon, Shannon Veilleux. Everett: Lisa Quang. Lynn Classical: Lexie Ferraro, Abby Stafford, Lizzie Troisi. Lynn English: Victoria Say. Malden: Tiffany Yu. Marblehead: Kaelyn Attridge, Julia Channing, Lily Fronteco, Simone Likterov, Hannah Porath, Megan Ryan, Michelle Shub (MVP). Medford: Daria Agryb. Peabody: Angela Ferrer, Laura Franca. Revere: Maria Hernandez, Victoria Mom. Salem: Elise Boehm. Saugus: Alivia Burke, Alicia Luongo, Lanna Queiroz. Somerville: Zoya Dillpovic, Ashley Valle. Swampscott: Gina Hollenback, Lily Sanphy. Winthrop: Kirsten Griffiths, Haley Holden, Sofie LaFratta, Dana Marshall, Courtney McSwiney.
Old Colony — Dartmouth: Megan Anderson, Ashley Cadorette, Julia Levin, Megan Marshall, Sarah Surghrue.
Patriot — Duxbury: Melissa Linsdell, Rebecca Melampy. Hanover: Becca Prentice. Hingham: Alli Burton, Anna Calame, Francesca Corrado, Lexi Dewire (MVP), Rachel Jensen, Lexi Linton, Jackie Vanzura. North Quincy: Lydia Chan. Pembroke: Megan Willshire. Plymouth North: Chloe Gates, Grace Stanford. Plymouth South: Courtney Carroll (MVP), Nicole LaFountain, Shannon Lyons, Stephanie Morrow. Scituate: Emily Damrell, Thea Malerbi, Heidi Martin, Nadine Reidy, Sarah Whalen. Silver Lake: Sarah Gonick.
South Coast — Apponequet: Leanne Kendall, Shauna Walker. Bourne: Bryanna Bjelf, Audrey Kelleher, Jenna Sundquist. Dighton-Rehoboth: Grace Harrison, Kristina Perez. Old Rochester: Emma Collins, Kinsley Dickerson, Danielle Nutter, Delaney Pothier. Seekonk: Morgan Anderson.
South Shore — Monomoy: Carly Donovan (MVP), Lauren Handel, Julia Smith, Catherine Street.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Heidi Osterhout. Dover-Sherborn: Meredith Allen, Connaught Burke, Krista Minas, Elizabeth Qian Wang. Holliston: Abai O’Neill. Hopkinton: Elisabeth Cooperman (MVP). Medfield: Ally Beck, Gina Fitzpatrick, Tina Wagenseller. Medway: Anna Brewer, Leanne Hooper. Westwood: Emma Falkowski, Nicole Gaykora, Delaney Griffiths, Lauren Kleff.
Text by Brian Mozey.