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April 7, 2013

Girls tennis capsules

Pentucket

Coach: Amy Beaton (1st year)

Last year’s record: 11-5

Key returning players: Nicole Downey, So., Taylor Aulson, So., Rachel Darke, So., Madeline Torrisi, So., Anna Quattrini, So., Mary Kate O’Regan, Sr.

Newcomers: Bebee Jackson, Fr.; Rebecca Torrisi, Fr.; Beatriz San Basilio, So.

Strengths: Youth.

Concerns: The weather.

Coach’s outlook: “I am excited for my first year as the Pentucket coach. I have a great group of talented girls, and I cannot wait for matches to finally get under way.”

First game: Wednesday at Ipswich

Newburyport

Coach: Becca Quarantiello (1st year)

Last year’s record: 0-16

Key returning players: Grace Mogren, So., Eliza Filipancic, So.,

Newcomers: Renee Vartabedian, So., Peyton Bailey, So.,

Strengths: New team with positive outlook.

Concerns: Experience.

Coach’s outlook: “I’m looking forward to a good season emphasizing sportsmanship and team commitment.”

First game: Today vs. Amesbury

Amesbury

Coach: Brett A. Manoloff (4th year)

Last year’s record: 3-13

Key returning players: Stephanie Abraham, Sr., Madison Padgett, Sr., Olivia King, Jr., Jill Hadwen, So.

Newcomers: Ali Debasitis, Jr., Meghan Chines, Jr.

Strengths: Dedication, improved skills.

Concerns: Lack of experience.

Coach’s outlook: “I’m looking forward to a fun, fulfilling season for all the athletes. They have great captains and a positive love for the game of tennis.”

First game: Today at Newburyport

Triton

Coach: Kristin Spanger Flaherty (2nd year)

Last year’s record: 4-10

Key returning players: Kaley Towns, Jr., Alexa Bryant, Jr., Anastasia Small, Jr.. Erin McIsaac, Sr.

Newcomers: Laurel White, So., Clare Delaney, Jr.

Strengths: Depth.

Concerns: All returning players are in different positions this coming year.

Coach’s outlook: “The girls have improved a lot since last year. I expect that everyone will improve tremendously throughout the season.”

First game: April 4 at Haverhill

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