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Sep 07, 2022

Ranney Girls Tennis Looking Ahead to Biggest Challenge: Trinity Hall

By Shanna O’Mara

The Ranney School girls’ tennis team finished on top in the Shore Conference B Central last year, but they weren’t alone. They tied for first place with Trinity Hall, and this year’s rivalry is only expected to grow. 

“Trinity Hall has done a great job in a short amount of time, building their tennis program,” sixth-year Head Coach Mary Mottola said. “They remain our top competitor, and they’ll probably be in our state group this year, along with Rutgers Prep and Princeton Day in the Non-Public Group. We’ll see them in the Shore and then we’ll see them in the State, so that’s something we’re looking forward to because it’s always a good match against them.” 

The 2021 Ranney team finished the season 14-4, making it to the NJSIAA Non-Public B South tournament before falling to Moorestown Friends in the final. This year’s girls are hungry for that victory. 

The varsity roster includes first singles player Alex Presutti (Jr.); second singles player Adele Sobieski (Sr.); third singles player Ellyanna Perosi (Sr.); and doubles players Summer Wilderotter (Sr.), Grace Silbert (Sr.), Priya Gupta (Sr.), Danielle D’Amadeo (Sr.), Ashley Ajello, (Sr.), Sarah Marty (Sr.) and Sophia Lennon (Jr.). Newcomers to the team include sophomores Elle Brandt, Izzy Chagares and Khushi Patel.

Shore Conference matches begin late this month with the State tournament taking place in the beginning of October. 

Mottola leads the team with Assistant Coach Richard Wright.