Majdou Lavoie and Alex Silver Win Conference Doubles Crown
October 11, 2012By ANNETTE KEIP of Grimsley Senior High School
The girls tennis team at Grimsley had an outstanding performance at the Conference tournament. Not only did Majdou Lavoie and Alex Silver won the doubles crown, they did it by beating another Grimsley team Julia Hamrick and Carolina Chao in the finals. Also, coming back from a loss to to Lavoie and Silver the alternate Grimsley team of Mary Hamrick and Lauren Parko won the 5th bid for regionals.
In singles competition Mari Fujino from Grimsley defeated Astrid Pascua also from Grimsley to secure the 3rd and 4th spots for regionals. Pascua earlier in the day ran into the buzz saw from Page, Hannah Templeton, who won last years state tournament. Mari was eliminated in the semis as well by the Number 2 from Page in a hard fought battle. The alternate for singles from Grimsley, Madison Farrior pulled an awful first round in the singles draw, getting Templeton from Page.
There are a total of 10 berths to regionals from the Metro conference. Grimsley won 5 of them, Page won 2 and 3 other schools each got 1. These girls ought to be very proud!!!