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On And Around The Court

Photographer Bob Marra turned his lens to sights on and around the middle school tennis courts Monday when the Big Blue girls played matches against Peabody.

Spring weather made a welcome appearance at the courts behind the Swampscott Middle School Monday afternoon, and the obliged the perfect tennis weather with a victory over Peabody.

“I was really proud of all of our players,” said coach Nina Rogers.  “This was a big win in our first match of the season.”

The Big Blue were paced with singles wins by Rita Tsokanis and Shannon Toner. 

 “Rita and Shannon are both very focused and steady,” the coach commented.

  And she had high praise for first singles player Kelsey O’Brian, who despite losing her match, showed strong potential.  “The score was not a good indication of how close that match really went.”

Swampscott won both doubles matches, as both first doubles partners Tatum Pederson and Francesca Pelletier and the second tandem of Alana Dolan and Danica Villanueava out pointed their opponents.

This was the first time Tatum and Francesca were paired. 

 “They’re both very athletic and can adjust to many situations and are eager to play well.” 

 The coach praised Dolan and Villanueava for their great communication on the court. “That’s a key to a good doubles team,” noted Coach Rogers.   

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