Falcons aim for repeat
Published 11:21 am, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Last spring, the Ludlowe girls' tennis team had four of the top singles players in the region with Lindsey Evans, Cami Adajian, Daria Efimov and Kyra Adajian and led by those four, the Falcons captured the FCIAC and Class L championships.
Can anyone say repeat?
Evans and the two Adajian sisters are back this spring as Ludlowe looks for a three-peat in the FCIAC and chases a second straight CIAC title.
"With a strong cast of returning players that have won back to back FCIAC championships and played in consecutive state finals, experience is certainly a team strength going into this season," wrote head coach John Reisert in his prospectus to the Citizen. "We are presently trying to figure out how our 1-4 singles will look."
Evans, a co-captain who played at No. 1 last spring (earning All-State honors) and will be headed to Villanova in the fall to play tennis, will lead the Falcons' with co-captain Cami Adajian -- who has had two straight undefeated regular seasons and also earned All-State honors -- looking to keep her No. 2 singles spot while Kyra Adajian plays at No. 4.
Freshman Gabby Gabel is in line to capture that No. 3 singles spot and along with junior Gabby Gulian and sophomore Alyssa Sangiuolo are all in the doubles mix. In addition, other returning players for the Falcons' include seniors Lauren Hilliker, Sarah Jennings, Ana Wyckoff, Lexie Brown, Julia Cheung and Danielle Fox, and junior Maddie Leverty.
Last season the Falcons posted a 24-1 record. They went 15-1 in the FCIAC and defeated Greenwich for the conference title.
Just down the road, Warde is also coming off a successful campaign, going 12-4 and tying for third place in the FCIAC East Division. While head coach Marilynn Jamgochian lost six seniors, she feels that the Mustangs are focused on having another solid season.
"We have six strong starters returning and six players coming up from a very successful JV team," Jamgochian wrote in her prospectus to the Citizen. "While the girls are still challenging for spots on the team, I'm excited by the performances and the talent already being displayed."
"The strength of the Warde team is their drive and commitment," wrote Jamgochian, who has won two CIAC titles in her 10 seasons with the Mustangs. "They have demonstrated consistency and persistence."