The Blind Brook Girls Varsity Tennis Team fought hard this past season. Having the
shortest season of the year, the team has worked incredibly diligently to make every practice and
match count. They displayed this in their Homecoming match against Rye B Team, coming out
with a strong win of 6-1. Many family members of the team came to show their support, as well
as members of the community, and Blind Brook’s own Boys Varsity Soccer team.
To kick off their match, Athletic Director Kim Saxton led the team in their annual rose
ceremony to honor the senior team members. The team also upheld its well-known commitment
to providing endless snacks before each match. The girls closed off their season with a
3-in-a-row winning streak, and are hoping to carry that through to sectionals on October 8th.
However, the season will come to a melancholic end as the team loses their senior players.
Captains Alyssa Trokie and Simryn Sharma, playing first singles and first doubles, respectively,
have shown their dedication to the team throughout the season, and their teammates have
expressed their sadness in preparing for a season without them.
The spirit and support of first-year coach Todd Bazzini has been incredibly impactful and
meaningful to the team. As a whole, the players have strengthened their mental and physical
abilities as athletes and teammates. When asked about Coach Bazzini, Captain Alyssa Trokie
stated, “He is positive, easy to talk to, and is always able to cheer us up if we’re down in a
match. I’m certain if it wasn’t for him and his reassurance, it would have been way harder to win
any of the matches I’ve played this season, and I’m so happy to have had him as my coach.”
Captain Simryn Sharma adds, “Coach has been an incredible addition to Girls Varsity Tennis.
Being on the team for the past four years, I have had a handful of coaches, but nothing like
Coach Bazzini. He cares about every player and takes time to work with each of us both on and
off the court. He is the best way to end my last year on the team and his positivity and humor
will always inspire me.” The team has collectively expressed that they are hopeful Coach
Bazzini will continue to work with them in the future. The women’s tennis team has had a season
of growth in all aspects, coming to a bittersweet, but strong, end.