This 2012 girls varsity tennis season has been a long one, even said to be the longest season in history. With the recent hurricane and nor’easter, this news did not come as a surprise to the team.
With Hills East being seeded one in the county and Hills West being seeded two, the county finals between the two teams came as no surprise. The rivalry between West and East is a long standing one. During the season the two teams had faced off in two matches, in which West had lost both times.
However, going in to the finals, West had no doubts. Senior Zenat Rashidzada explained, “I wasn’t that nervous because I wanted the end of the season to be more relaxing when I play, and I wanted to see how I would do with less emotions on the court.”
First doubles was the first match to win with a score of 6-1, 6-1. First doubles is comprised of 2012 All-State players and seniors Dani Silber and Sarah Han. The next win for West was first singles. West’s first singles player is 2012 All-State player Rashidzada. Rashidzada beat her opponent with a score of 6-4, 6-2. The third and sadly last win for West was fourth singles, freshman Danah Han, who won 6-2, 6-2.
Despite a final score of 3-4, West was unable to beat the top seeded East. Bittersweet hugs were exchanged between the seniors and the rest of the team, as the girls realized it was their last match. Rashidzada said, “It wasn’t until the end that I realized how my high school tennis career was over. It was sad because I really love my team and am going to miss them!”
However, their coach, Ms. Langendorfer, emphasized, “You girls are second to none!”