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July 9, 2013

Salem News 2013 Girls Tennis All-Stars

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MEGGIE MANZO

Beverly Senior

First Singles

Named the Beverly MVP this past season … Will attend Clarkson University to study Biology and play soccer … A team captain … Helped lead Beverly to a 12-4 record and a Northeastern Conference Large title … Named second-team NEC all star at first singles … Graduated with a 4.24 GPA … Has been motivated by her father throughout her career.

VERONICA PYATIGORSKAYA

Swampscott Sophomore

Third Singles

Made the switch from first doubles to third singles and strived from the get-go ... Finished a perfect 20-0 on the season … Showed guts against Marblehead when she turned her ankle, then battled to defeat Sarah Katz 6-2, 6-0 … A sound player that’s comfortable with many different shots … Has a strong serve … Played her best against Concord-Carlisle and Lynnfield … A NEC all star.

HANNAH LYNCH

Ipswich Junior

Third Singles

Finished the regular season with a record of 11-3 … A two time Ipswich captain …. Named MVP this season and has won Tigers’ Coaches Award and All-Cape Ann League honors … Won a two-and-a-half hour, three-set match at the State Individual tournament … Believes her concistency and composure are her biggest strengths … Had the most wins for Ipswich this spring.

CAROLINE GRIBBELL

Hamilton-Wenham Junior

First Singles

Defeated Lynnfield’s top player, who had been all but perfect in the season until that point … A two time Generals’ team MVP … Finished the season 10-4 overall and 9-2 in the Cape Ann League ... Hamilton-Wenham’s No. 1 player ... Holds a 3.1 GPA … Hopes to play soccer in college … Thrives on the positive pressure from her coaches.

DANIELLE DUNN

Masconomet Junior

First Singles

Earned her school’s Scholar-Athlete Award this spring … Great composure is never really out of a match until it’s over … Considers her strong forehand to be her biggest strength … Holds a 3.8 GPA and plans to play tennis at Merrimack College … Credits her father as her biggest influence for helping her since the first day she could hold a racquet.

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