College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Tennis


OVERVIEW

The Best Life Lesson Ever

Tennis to me has always been an analogy to life. This season turned out to be the best platform for the perfect come back story. At the beginning of the season, the Holton team was still in the rebuilding process having lost 7 players from the year before. The new freshman crew was still uncertain of its place and responsibilities on the team which made our usually cohesive performance vulnerable. The result was a heartbreaking loss in our very first official season match against Potomac. What made this loss that much harder to swallow is the fact that we led the final match 9-5 with 9 match points along the way and managed to lose the unimaginable.

As adults all know, life has a way to test your grit and determination, and these road blocks are designed to test your response.

The Holton team went back to basics and we relearned to communicate, train with discipline, visualize the ultimate goal, but more importantly have fun along the way. The result was a brilliant gradual but steady improvement in our competitiveness. Early matches were still clumsy but the desire to win was obvious. The girls dusted off their disappointment and by the end of the season looked like the dominant leaders that they are.

The ISL championship win was the best exclamation point to brush off a disappointing start. The girls learned the best life lesson ever:

Champions are made from the depth of disappointment! Go Holton!

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

To access previous years' schedule and results, click on the desired year.

SCHEDULE

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Tennis
Stewart Country Day
Home Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis vs.
Walt Whitman High School
Home Win 5-4
Varsity Tennis vs.
Sidwell Friends School
Home
Varsity Tennis vs.
Potomac School
Away Loss 3-4
Varsity Tennis vs.
National Cathedral School
Away Win 5-2
Varsity Tennis vs.
Flint Hill School - US
Home Win 5-2
Varsity Tennis vs.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Home Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis vs.
Sidwell Friends School
Away Win 6-1
Varsity Tennis vs.
Holy Child
Home Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis vs.
Georgetown Visitation
Away Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis vs.
Episcopal High School
Home Win 6-1
Varsity Tennis vs.
Bullis School
Away Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis
ISL 1st Round vs. Stone Ridge
Home Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis
ISL 2nd Round vs Sidwell
Home Win 7-0
Varsity Tennis
ISL championships vs Potomac
Away Win 4-3 ISL CHAMPS!

ROSTER

Roster

Name Class
Roshini Balan 2020
Ashley Ballenger 2021
Katherine DiPaolo 2021
Brooke Evans 2020
Claire Evans 2018
Ella Glassman 2019
Greta Hannam 2020
Natalie Kempf 2021
Lucia Kindfuller 2018
Julia Mehlman 2021
Kelly O'Connor 2019
Katerina Soltany 2018
Anastasia Staurulakis 2019
Shira Studley 2020
Yalda Zarrabi 2019

COACH

Head Coach: Yann Auzoux
fifthsetacademy@gmail.com

Coach Auzoux is a former Davis Cup player who has played with the best in the world. As a tennis player, Auzoux has won over 60 national and international events in both singles and doubles. Under his tenure, the team has been at the #1 spot in the ISL for 12 years out of 13 and is on a 6 year winning streak.

For the last 13 years, Auzoux has helped the Holton tennis program dominate the Independent School League (ISL) with a 97% winning percentage. Under his Tenure, the team has been ranked #1 in the ISL 12 out of the last 13 years. Additionally, he has helped over girls continue their tennis carriers playing collegiately at the Division I and III levels. Auzoux has been voted the Washington Post All-Metro Coach of year in addition to the Montgomery Country Gazette Coach of the Year.

AWARDS

Past Awards

2017

2017 AA ISL Tournament Champions
Most Valuable Players: Claire Evans '18
Most Improved Player: Greta Hannam ‘20
Coaches Award: Shira Studley ‘20

ISL Honors
Claire Evans ‘18
Brooke Evans ‘20

2016

2016 AA ISL Tennis Regular Season & Tournament Champions

2016 Team Awards
Most Valuable Players: Claire Evans ‘18
Most Improved Player: Brooke Evans ‘20
Coaches Award: Marie Claire Medeiros ’17 & Sophie Gary ‘17

ISL Honors: Claire Evans ’18 and Maya Das ‘17

2017 All-Met First Team
Maya Das ‘17


2015

2015 Team Awards
Most Valuable Players - Sophie Gary ‘17 and Mary Claire Medeiros ‘17
Most Improved Player - Kat Soltany ‘18
Coaches Award - Anjali Berdia ‘17

ISL Honors:
Maya Das ‘17
Claire Evans ‘18

2016 All-Met Honorable Mention
Maya Das ‘17

2014

2014 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player - Maya Das ‘17
Most Improved Player - Claire Evans ‘18
Coaches Award - Sophie Gary ‘17 & Mary Claire Medeiros ‘17

ISL Honors
Lily Lynham ’15
Maya Das ‘17

2015 Spring All-Met Girls' Tennis
First Team: Lilly Lynham '15
Honorable Mention: Maya Das '17


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