Girls tennis team heads to final four
The Wareham High School girls tennis team has reached the final four in the statewide tournament — a first in the school’s tennis history.
Coach Geoff Swett said Tuesday that he thinks the team has a decent shot at the final round. The girls will face Manchester Essex Regional High School at Medway High School on Wednesday. If they win, they’ll play in the finals in Boston on Saturday.
The second-seeded team earned their playoff spot by knocking out seventh-seeded Cohasset in a 4-1 match on Monday, June 13.
Singles player Brooklyn Bindas and doubles team Mackenzie Brodley and Olivia Powers remain undefeated. Doubles team Allison Sciaraffa and Fredi Gakidis clinched the match and singles player Giuliana L’Homme avenged last year’s loss to Cohasset.
“Basically no team ever gets to the final four because of what they did this year, meaning there’s a lot of hard work put in,” Swett said. “We wouldn’t be in the final four if those five seniors hadn’t worked really hard for the last three to six years on the tennis team.”
He also credited sophomore Brooklyn Bindas, who is nationally recognized, and a junior doubles player who has greatly improved her playing.
“It’s been a long-term process,” Swett said of the team’s success. “They deserve everything they’ve gotten.”
Swett said that one senior remarked recently that the better her skills get, the more fun she has playing each match.