GFS top seed Linsey Golden serves during one of her winning sets against Friends Select.

by Alec Kostival

The unseasonably warm weather had no effect on the Germantown Friends girls’ tennis team on Friday. If anything, it heated up their rackets. Through three singles matches and two doubles matches, not a single tiebreaker was needed.

On the first court, top seeds Linsey Golden and Tong Hu went up against Friends Select. Golden looked sharp, winning her sets 6-3 and 6-2.

The other wins on the day were even more dominant, as second seed Malana Li won her sets 6-1 and 6-2 over Olivia Chiaravalli. The third and final singles match saw Alice Daeschler win her sets 6-2 and 6-0 versus Hannah Dunnous.

The doubles teams for Germantown Friends only dropped two games in their two matches.

Caroline Kavanagh and Marie Golden won their sets 6-0 and 6-1 over Brianna Zhang and Dianna Epstein. In the second doubles match, Toby Shore and Tsega Afessa won their match in the same fashion, 6-0 and 6-1.

The win over Friends Select moves Germantown Friends to 2-3 overall and to 2-0 in the Friends School League. It also keeps GFS in the hunt for a Friends School League Championship.

“Our goal is to win the Friends League, and that’s always our goal,” said head coach Justin Gilmore.

The team’s next match is against Notre Dame Academy on September 28 at Villanova.

...