The Loomis Athletics Department hosted the Spring Varsity Athletics Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, in the Hubbard Performance Hall, where friends and families, as well as the spring varsity teams and their coaches, gathered to honor the teams and their players on another great season.
The girls tennis program at Loomis promotes a culture of excellence, athleticism, and sportsmanship. Through conditioning, on-court drills, and interscholastic matches, players improve their strokes and develop a greater repertoire of shots throughout the season. The team competes alongside some of the strongest prep school programs in New England and in the Founders League. Using match formats among many of the Founders League teams in addition to the traditional four singles and three doubles matches, our players may opt to play six singles and three doubles matches, allowing them to play both singles and doubles. This exciting change in formatting allows for greater innovation during practices and matches, and players learn how to apply skills from the singles court to the doubles court. Working closely with players to help them develop stronger shots and exercise smart shot selection, we promote an environment that welcomes a healthy and positive team rapport.
The girls tennis team faced off against Green Farms Academy on Saturday, April 28, and came out victorious, winning the match 5-2.
Senior captains Eleanor Struthers and Cathy Hyeon both recorded victories in their singles matches to help push the Pelicans past Berkshire on Saturday, April 14, for a 7-2 win.
The American Sports Builders Association awarded Loomis Chaffee with its 2017 Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facility award in December in recognition of the construction of 12 new courts on campus.
Loomis avenged last year's loss versus Williston Northampton with a convincing 7-2 victory.