Greens Farms Academy sports roundup
Updated 4:12 pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Boys lacrosse -- Greens Farms Academy lost to Hopkins 10-7 on April 10 at home.
Freshman Jack Mackle led the Dragons in scoring with three goals and two assists. The team's leading scorer entering the game, junior Max Tarika, added two goals and an assist. Senior Justin Arzi and junior Conor Eckert each added a goal.
Girls tennis -- The Dragons defeated Hopkins 4-3 on April 10 and lost to Hotchkiss School 4-5 on April 13.
In the loss to Hotchkiss -- playing a 6-3 format -- the Dragons took three singles matches and one doubles match. In the longest match of the day, GFA senior Caitlin Rummelsburg masterfully handled her opponent at No. 3 singles. She won her first set 7-6 (4), before taking the second set, 6-3. At No. 5 singles, Olivia Kjorlien had a quick first set victory (6-1), then closed out the second set, 6-4. Junior Emily Cahill put in a strong performance at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
Over the years, GFA and Hotchkiss have shared a building rivalry. In 2011, the Dragons tied for second place with Hotchkiss in the New England Prep School Tournament. And last year, the Dragons finished second in New Englands, losing to Hotchkiss in the final.
In the win over Hopkins, the Dragons won two matches at singles: Rummelsburg won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3, while Cahill was victorious 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.
Kjorlien and sophomore Avery Wolfe won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Liu and McGrath won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.
Boys tennis -- The Dragons captured their second win of the season by defeating Wooster School 7-0 on April 10.
All players won in straight sets, including Brian Niguidula at No. 2 singles, Cole Rummelsburg at No. 3, Danny Ross at No. 4, Scott Brown at No. 5 and Clay Garner at No. 6. The Dragons' No. 2 doubles team (Firouz Saghri and Kouroush Saghri) and No. 3 team (Nick Puljic and Matt Fisher) also won in straight sets.
Golf -- The Dragons fell to 0-2 on the season with an 8-1 loss to King on April 10 at Birchwood Country Club.
Eighth grader Dustin Cook defeated his opponent to earn the Dragons' first point of the season. Cook also carded the team's low score of the day with a 45.