Total Team Effort Propels Mayfield Junior School's Girls Tennis to Success on the Hard Court, Independent League Crown

Published : Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 6:10 PM

L to R: Coach Jon Wood, Amy Tanaka, Kate Dolan, Meghan Garrity, Avery Hobey, Sheryl Cheng, Claire Thomas, Kat Zirn, Grace Gamble, Grace Garrity, and Sarah Leiva.

After seven competitive matches, Mayfield Junior School’s girls tennis team earned a first-place finish in the Independent Middle School Tennis League. Mayfield also secured a spot into the championship match of the Girls League Invitational Tennis Tournament for the second year in a row with a semi-final victory over High Point Academy.

The No. 1 singles player, seventh grader Katharina Zirn, led the team with a 4-1 record, along with the No. 1 doubles team of eighth graders Meghan Garrity and Sheryl Cheng (5-0). The No. 2 doubles team of Avery Hobey and Grace Gamble contributed a 4-1 record, while the No. 3 doubles team of Sarah Leiva and Grace Garrity ended the season with a 3-2 mark.

All ten team members contributed to the successful season with at least one win including Claire Thomas, Kate Dolan and Amy Tanaka.

Coach Jon Wood expressed, “It was truly a team effort from start to finish.”

About Mayfield Junior School

Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading Catholic, independent school serving kindergarten to eighth grade boys and girls. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s founder. Cornelia Connelly’s pioneering belief of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative and athletic person set the standard for Mayfield 87 years ago. Located adjacent to historic Old Pasadena, Mayfield’s elementary and middle school educational program, specifically designed for each developmental stage, best prepares students for high school and beyond. Learn more at, or on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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