Athletes of the Week — Kayla Schwartz, Sarah King, Samantha Smith – Girls Tennis; Jarryd Nissenbaum and Troy Manditch, Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis:  Through five matches this season, our singles players have contributed mightily to our 4-1 record. Kayla Schwartz, at first singles, has lost just once, and on Wednesday she won a stirring come-from-behind victory over Westford’s Ronnie Ops to secure our 3-2 victory. Sarah King, at second singles, has also lost but once, and on Wednesday she defeated highly ranked Claire Yu to change the momentum in our favor versus Westford. Finally, Samantha Smith, at third singles, is our sole undefeated player; she has yet to lose even a set. All three girls work hard at practice, and they are determined to make this a successful season for the Newton South Girls Tennis team.

Boys Tennis:  Senior Jarryd Nissenbaum and junior Troy Manditch are the Athletes of the Week and comprise the Newton South Boys Tennis #1 doubles team. Both have made significant progress in their games and had an impressive win as a duo on Wednesday against a very good Westford team. The match came down to a third-set tie-break, where Jarryd and Troy showed skill and mental toughness to prevail.