Porter's played well against several irregularities at Wilbraham Monson this afternoon.
Porter's arrived at Wilbraham Monson ready to win and had every opportunity in eight game pro-set play to capture what should have been a solid win. Our opponents were fair competition, but Porter's players were surprised by a number of calls they could not control and a coach who stepped into match play frequently and eagerly between games. To be sure, the Porter's players were caught off-guard at the interruption, but they maintained their composure and focus. Two games went into significant over time play: number three singles player Astrid Voss '21 went to a tie-breaker at 7-7, and first doubles team Mia Gergis '20 and Grace Smith '20 went to a tie breaker and continued match play to a 12-14 defeat. In singles competition, Tania Farah '20 and Jenny Sun '22 worked diligently to the end; Sun walked away with an 8-1 win. Ava Holland '22 and Sophia Foschina '22 looked strong and sure this afternoon, taking home a game in even match play. Soleil Lech '22 and Eunice Akoth '22 emerged victorious in an 8-1 win--congratulations! Enna Lee '21 and Morgan Sperry '22 gave their all to a hard-fought match, and regrettably, Mareme Fall '21 and Bonnie Ko '21 were unable to play because of the limited number of Wlibraham Monson players--uknown to us at the start of competition. Porter's can take pride in their effort and emerging skill, and though we'd love a re-match, we'll take today as a lesson, opportunity, and demonstration of the elegance and intelligence of our Porter's mission and core values.