WellesleyWeston Magazine


Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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129 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e to Perfect mastering the sport of tennis can be grueling, exhausting, and even lonely, but it's helpful when you have a sister to hit balls with and even compete against. Ashley and Caitlyn Avery, the daughters of Wellesley natives and tennis enthusiasts Warren and Deborah Avery, were introduced to tennis at about age two when they first swung a racket at a NERF ball. At age eight, they enrolled in the New England Academy of Tennis in Natick in part for struc- tured lessons as well as for social interaction. At nine, Ashley and Caitlyn yearned for the competitive training and tournament grind required by the US Tennis Association (USTA). No strangers to the commitment of competitive tennis, their parents were fully supportive. Success seemed to come effortlessly to Ashley, a natural athlete. She believed she could play at an elite level when at just nine years old she beat some high school players and started winning tournaments. Caitlyn was similarly talented R I C H A R D S T U A R T K U O N G writer P E T E R B A K E R S T U D I O S photographer An Undefeated Season for the 2016 Wellesley High School Girls' Varsity Tennis Team

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