AMSA girls tennis makes history by beating Hopedale in Div. 3 Central sectional final

The victory marked the first ever sectional title for any girls’ sports team in AMSA history. VIDEO: AMSA girls tennis players hug Medha Shekhar after she helped her team win a sectional title AMSA ‘

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The Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) senior captain’s win clinched a Division 3 Central sectional championship on Wednesday.

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‘I knew if I was determined enough and willing enough, I could do it,’ Shekar said after her teammates told her she was the deciding factor.

Following the ending of the first singles match however, a lone tennis ball was stuck in the fence surrounding the court.

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After sweeping both doubles matches, Hopedale (15-4) was in position to claim a second consecutive sectional title.

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After the Eagles (16-4) lost to the Blue Raiders in the sectional finals last year, and then lost both doubles matches, they received a win from sophomore Kirsten Hailey at first singles.

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Meanwhile Eagle senior Lydia Pitts added four more Division II gold medals to her career track and field trophy case, three indoors in the winter and one outdoors in the spring.

Middlebury girls got in on the act, too. The Tiger girls’ Nordic team joined the Tiger boys in winning second straight D-II titles, while the Middlebury College field hockey team rolled to its second straight NCAA Division III title and third in four years.

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