Girls' tennis


Emma Alderman

Hingham, Freshman
Alderman capped an undefeated regular season by winning the state individual singles title in straight sets. A freshman, she is ranked in the top three in New England and top 40 nationally among under-16 girls by the USTA. Her interests include traveling.

Devon Bentivegna

Barnstable, Junior
Bentivegna teamed with fellow All-Scholastic Meghan Talerman to reach the finals in the South sectional individual tournament. A top student (3.96 GPA), Bentivegna was a volleyball state champion in 2008. She will further hone her volleyball skills with the Mass Patriots this summer.

Veronica Corning

Pingree, Senior
Corning is the top-ranked tennis player in New England and is among the top 50 in the nation. She never lost a set at first singles at Pingree. She will attend Boston College on a full athletic scholarship.

Alexandra Embree

King Philip, Junior
Along with Sarah Shipley, Embree was part of a dominant doubles team that advanced to finals of the state individual tournament. She's put together back-to-back undefeated seasons in the Hockamock League. Embree hopes to study nursing in college.

Elizabeth Erbafina

Lincoln-Sudbury, Freshman
Like her doubles partner, Kaila Nelson, Erbafina is a ranked youth player by the USTA. She finished in the top 30 for girls under 14 and is currently in the top 50 for girls under 16. Undefeated at first doubles as a freshman, she qualified for New England's under-14 sectional tournament.

Marie Fleming

Brookline, Sophomore
Fleming joins an older brother and sister as a Globe All-Scholastic and hopes to follow in their footsteps as a Division 1 college tennis player. The two-time All-Scholastic advanced to the finals of the South sectional this season. She also plays varsity basketball and volleyball.

Denny Lamachia

Hopkinton, Freshman
Lamachia advanced to the semifinals of the North sectional tournament after a 20-0 regular season. The freshman wants to play tennis in college and will play USTA matches this summer. She enjoys reading and playing soccer, basketball, and football.

Ariana Launie

Milton, Junior
The 23d-ranked player under 18 in New England by USTA, Launie went 22-1 for the Wildcats, reaching the semifinals of the South sectional. The three-time Bay State League all-star has a 66-5 career mark. She hopes to play tennis in college and to be a teacher after graduating.

Amy Li

Acton-Boxborough, Junior
Li advanced to the final in the individual state singles tournament after an undefeated season. She's only lost one regular-season match in her three-year career. As a freshman, she won a state team championship. She hopes to play tennis in college.

Eileen Liu

Westford, Senior
Liu won back-to-back state titles in individual doubles with Jocelyn Lund-Wilde. Liu, a National Honor Society member who plays the violin and enjoys hiking and baking, will attend Cornell to study biological engineering.

Jocelyn Lund-Wilde

Westford, Senior
Lund-Wilde capped her second consecutive state title in individual doubles with a straight-set win in the championship. This is her second appearance on the All-Scholastic team. The senior, who also played soccer, will study nursing at Boston College.

Amanda Nelson

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
Nelson played first singles for the Warriors for four straight years. Currently ranked among the top 25 under-18 girls by the Junior USTA, she will play tennis at Villanova next spring.

Kaila Nelson

Lincoln-Sudbury, Freshman
Nelson is ranked among the top 50 girls 14-and-under in the nation by the Junior USTA. The freshman went undefeated in first doubles in the regular season as the Warriors advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 1 North sectional.

Alana Prinos

Foxborough, Sophomore
Prinos, a South sectional singles semifinalist, finished 20th in the USTA New England under-16 division and 32d among girls under 18. She has not lost in Hockomock League p[lay in her two seasons. Ranked first in her class, the sophomore is also a member of SADD, the student council, and the school literary magazine.

Jillian Rooney

Thayer, Freshman
Rooney is a two-time New England A singles champion, going undefeated this season to claim the ISL MVP award. This summer, she plans to play USTA national tournaments. She would like to play Division 1 college tennis or attend an Ivy League school.

Abby Shewalter

Winchester, Junior
Shewalter, an honors student at Winchester, helped the Sachems edge Hingham for the Division 2 state title, capping an undefeated season at first singles. She plans to play tennis for a Division 1 school in college.

Sarah Shipley

King Philip, Senior
Shipley reached the state finals in doubles, capping an impressive career in which she went 78-2 in regular-season matches. She also excelled in the classroom; she is valedictorian and an AP Scholar. Shipley will major in chemical engineering at McGill University.

Meghan Talerman

Barnstable, Sophomore
Talerman went undefeated in the regular season, winning the Old Colony League and advancing to the finals of the South sectional individual doubles tournament. An accomplished field hockey player, she will play in the Super Sophomore Classic this summer.

coach of the year

Tracy Capone

Capone coached her alma mater to its first girls tennis state championship. The Grey Ghosts went 21-2, winning the Division 1 North sectional for the second time under Capone. She also led the team to back-to-back Central Mass. titles in 1991-1992.

Leonard Polacco

In 11 decorated seasons as a high school coach, Polacco's teams are 175-32, helping him win Northeastern Conference coach of the year honors seven times. This year, the Big Blue went 20-1 and reached the Division 2 North sectional final.

Kathleen Simms

Simms coached a young Tigers squad - only one senior - to a 13-6 finish. She has coached for 13 seasons after playing Division 3 tennis at Plymouth State. She is a two-time Cape Ann League coach of the year.


Bay State Conference
Braintree: Nuha Muntasser. Brookline: Marie Fleming. Framingham: Krista Dyan, Alex Hadlock, Becca Lach, Lauren Taylor. Milton: Ariana Launie. Needham: Hannah Corderman, Jamie Onofrey, Lara Sisselman, Ali Sullivan. Newton North: Emily Chan, Emily Kelly. Wellesley: Haley Blatz, Lucy Brennan, Abby Henry, Caroline Taylor.

Big Three
Brockton: Caitlin Corcoran, Elisa Guzman, Amy Van. Durfee: Morgan Coombes, Stephanie Hou, Ya Liu, Meaghan Parker. New Bedford: Maura Manly, Victoria Saber.

Cape Ann
Ipswich: Libby Brown, Rachael Eramo. Lynnfield: Allison Bodeck, Julia Broding, Ava Grava. Manchester Essex: Brittany Collens, Hannah Daley, Michelle Fuca. Pentucket: Amy Babeu, Carolyn Babeu.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Katie Hanlon. Arlington Catholic: Lizzie Arkins, Jessica Damiani, Anna Pinella, Kristina Silva. Austin Prep: Carolyn Burkett, Nicole Casper, Lauren Henehan, Jenna Macone, Katherine Roscillo. Bishop Fenwick: Meredith Maguire, Caroline Trainor, Lizzy Trainor. Cardinal Spellman: Nichole Donovan, Michaela Hendrickson. Lowell Catholic: Julie Gormley, Kathryn Rindo, Nicole Smolko. Matignon: Kathryn Graf, Mary Hoar. Pope John: Theresa Bui, Allison Connors. St. Mary's: Lauren Carifio, Megan Fitzgerald.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Nithilia Asokaraj, Amy Li. Bedford: Sarita Biswas, Alexa Pappas. Concord-Carlisle: Natalie Collins, George Craan, Maddy King, Carly McCarthy, Stephanie Mundel, Katie Wheeler. Lincoln-Sudbury: Elizabeth Erbafina, Amanda Nelson, Kaila Nelson, Karla Nelson. Newton South: Sophie Epshstein, Katherine Man. Westford: Briana Leonard, Eileen Liu, Jocelyn Lund-Wilde. Weston: Abby Clark, Allison Hupalo.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Ryan Bizier, Jackie Hardenburgh, Nadia Hashem, Colleen Scanlon. Coyle & Cassidy: Savannah Coste, Cara Sullivan, Cara Vaz. Somerset: John Charest, Katie Dahlborg, Courtney Langfield, Daniela Roman, Ali Vautrin.

Eastern Independent
Bancroft: Heather Loring, Kaitie Witt. Concord Academy: Carly Meyerson, Charlotte Weiner. Dana Hall: Mary Kate Buttenheim, Michaela Murphy. Pingree: Morgan Bell, Veronica Corning, Erin Coughlin, Jennifer Mscisz, Ashley Noyes, Kari Shaughnessy.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Meilin Pratt. Latin Academy: DiAndrea Galloway, Ariel Perry. Malden: Jillian Ceplinskas. Medford: Katie Bowler, Dee Cedrone, Kate Froysa, Michelle Nguyen, Stephanie Nguyen.

Canton: Keishorea Armstrong. Foxborough: Alana Prinos. King Philip: Alexandra Embree, Courtney Puddester, Sarah Shipley, Lauren Trudeau. North Attleborough: Mary Lou Hedberg, Victoria Morris, Neha Patel, Brenna Periera. Oliver Ames: Jocelyn Paul. Sharon: Melissa Yuan.

Brooks: Nicole Zohdi. Groton: Julia Metzger. Middlesex: Chelsea Leonard. Milton Academy: Alexandra Lazares. Nobles: Maggie Psyhogeos, Mads Smith. St. George's: Leiter Colburn, Carrie Uhlein. St. Paul's: Gaby Bates, Alex White. Thayer: Caroline Finnegan, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Jillian Rooney.

Chatham: Aimee Aucoin, Alyssa Schultz. Westport: Jean Pulkowski, Chelsea Rosa, Lindsey Wood.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Sarah Arvidson, Reid Campbell, Kelsey Chapman. Billerica: Stephanie Cloutier, Elissa Ladwig. Central Catholic: Lauren Boehm, Audrey Tyrrell, Jana Winfield. Chelmsford: Danielle Candelieri, Hannah Schulze. Haverhill: Meghan Cokely.

Burlington: Mike Boeri, Catherine Gianino, Erin Reilly. Lexington: Malou Bromberg, Molly Doran, Sarah Macklis, Sophie Meyers. Melrose: Emma McGowan. Reading: Hannah Conroy, Katie Crowley, Amanda Doodlesack. Winchester: Catie Chang, Alex Criss, Karen McKeough, Katy McKeough, Abby Shewalter, Laura Steele.

New Mission: Joyce Guada, Zarina Jamal. St. Andrew's: Hannah Jaegar, Maggie Powers. Winsor: Aliya Padamsee.

Beverly: Sophie Blau, Hannah Robinson, Alaina Warner, Liz Zarkades. Gloucester: Olivia Lufkin, Meg Muiz. Marblehead: Meghan Gabel, Mary Lindsey-Ryan, Morgan Sharrio. Peabody: Emily Athas, Kaylie Lohman, Kerrianne O'Brien. Swampscott: Jen Cleary, Kate Hall, Rita Tsokanis.

Old Colony
Barnstable: Devon Bentivegna, Sammy Beynor, Brie Campbell, Kristen Donnelly, Jasmine Opie, Noelle Sabbitt, Meghan Talerman. Bridgewater-Raynham: Liz Baird. Dartmouth: Bryna Brooks, Ali Joseph. Taunton: Bridget Ginley, Ana Gwozdz, Chrissy Maze, Maggie McAndrews.

Duxbury: Julia Allen, Erin Nelson. Hanover: Nicki White. Hingham: Emma Alderman, Roberta Bergstein, Madi Lund, Nikki Lund. Middleborough: Kacy Bozoian, McKayle Craig, Lauren Endicott. North Quincy: Elizabeth Sullivan, Sara Sullivan. Scituate: Caroline Martin, Kate O'Connor, Destanee Ringler, Roisin Sullivan.

South Coast
Apponequet: Helena Xenakis. Bourne: Molly Cahill. Case: Nicole Pelletier. Dighton-Rehoboth: Kelsey Donaldson, Suzie Newman, Samantha Silva. Fairhaven: Allison Furtado, Christina Pottel. Martha's Vineyard: Annie Burton. Old Rochester: Amy Heacox, Erica Janik, Abby Offringa, Olivia Offringa.

South Shore
Carver: Gabby Guimares, Lauren Hobbs, Caroline McCarthy. Cohasset: Maddy Altholtz, Caitlin DeAngelis, Hannah Rawson, Meredith Spofford. East Bridgewater: Jessica Pierce. Norwell: Isabella Abelte, Diana Chen, Kathleen Doyle, Alyssa Gunville, Kathie Malloy, Darci Vierra, Hillary Wiggins.

Dover-Sherborn: Katie Patterson, Olivia Tedesco, Julia Watson. Holliston: Olivia Ikuma, Christina Mandosa, Kelsey Regan. Hopkinton: Denny Lamachia, Laura West. Medfield: Alex Freeman, Morganne Gagne, Nicole Paraboschi, Hunter Stahl. Medway: Meghan Cassidy, Kaitlyn Martin, Cailtin Moschella. Westwood: Alison Lim, Mary Kate Norton, Olivia O'Leary, Lily Steeves.