Girls tennis wins match against Leonia


Photo Credit: Madelyn Willoughby

Junior varsity tennis players Jessica Rosen and Matea Damevski compete in their match against Leonia. They competed in a best out of three doubles match and Rosen and Damevski held an early lead. However, Leonia caught up to their score and they entered a tie breaker.

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

The girls junior varsity tennis team won a doubles match against Leonia on Monday, October 1. Junior Jessica Rosen and sophomore Matea Damevski competed together and tied with Leonia, resulting in a tie breaker.

When the match began, Rosen and Damevski obtained an early lead and led against Leonia halfway through the first game. Rosen said that while they were doing well early in the match they still made sure to stay focused. In the other three matches occurring at the same time, Leonia led two halfway through the first set and Glen Rock led the third.

Rosen and Damevski won their first game, Leonia won two, and Glen Rock led the fourth. While Rosen and Damevski started their second game strong, Leonia eventually tied it up.

Rosen and Damevski had won four sets when the Leonia pair stated to catch up with them. Rosen said that the game was a mental challenge, but she and Damevski were able to support each other.

“I was proud of my teamwork,” Rosen said, “we really helped each other get through it.”

Despite Glen Rock’s efforts, Leonia took the lead and the match entered a tie breaker. After a tough match Rosen and Damevski were able to secure a victory and Glen Rock was the overall winner of the match.

The tennis season will end in Mid-October for the junior varsity team, while varsity will continue competing in the state sectionals.

Glen Rock’s girls varsity team began competing in state competition on Thursday, October 4, and continued with another match the following Monday, October 8. The team won both matches and plans to continue competing. Rosen, a junior varsity and varsity player, is happy to see her teammates competing.

“I’m very excited,” Rosen said, “I have a lot of faith in our team.”