WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

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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idiosyncrasies. Her ability to know what to say and when to rally the team behind a struggling player would prove to be invaluable. The 2016 season started strong. Wellesley's top three singles dominated and continually claimed the best of five matches needed for team victories. The doubles pairs were the icing on the cake. When WHS went 14-0, all of the girls felt the increased pressure to remain unde- feated. What's more, every opposing team was highly motivated to end Wellesley's Cinderella season. Illusions of invincibility were almost shat- tered on May 17 when the intimidating team of Hopkinton High School squared off against Wellesley. Ashley claimed the first match, which was badly needed. Unexpectedly, Anna lost in straight sets along with the first dou- bles pair. A formidable wave of angst quietly flooded the team. However, it was buoyed by Pooja Reddy and Gabby Clifford of second doubles who stepped up to win. Tied at two matches apiece, all eyes were on Caitlyn who had already dropped the first set 2-6 to a gritty opponent. Kelli rounded up the troops. With everything on the line, Caitlyn fed off of her team's positive energy, focused, and loos- ened up to win a critical second set, 7-5, and the final set 6-1. Wellesley finished the regular season 18-0. It amassed a staggering 76 individual match wins to just 13 losses. However, the playoffs were beginning. Wellesley cruised through 132 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 C O U R T E S Y O F D E B B I E A V E R Y Wellesley finished the regular season 18-0. It amassed a staggering 76 individual match wins to just 13 losses.

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