Sridhar Shreds Way to Division Title

Sridhar during her season opening victory vs. Ward Melville
Sridhar during her season opening victory vs. Ward Melville

Yesterday afternoon, eighth-grader Sadhana Sridhar won the Division III Singles Championship in dominant fashion to become the queen of League V and VI tennis.

She is also twelve-years-old.

The pre-teen phenom, who picked up a racket for the first time just two years ago, sliced her way through the tournament, dropping a total of seven games in four matches to join the ranks of Tylah Gantt, (2010 & 2011), Erica Fugelsang (1996-1998), and Cathy O’Neill (1985) as the only individual Division or Conference Champions in program history.

Sridhar went into the tournament as the #1 seed after compiling a 12-0 regular season record. Following a first round bye, she dispatched Rocky Point’s Kaitlyn Kennedy (6-1, 6-0), Bayport-Blue Point’s Addie Zegel (6-0, 6-0), and Middle Country’s Olivia Zhu (6-3, Ret.), to earn a place in the final against Port Jeff’s Rachel Collins. Sridhar made quick work of the second-seeded Collins, scorching four aces in the first set to win 6-2, then overpowering the Royal in the second set, 6-1.

Sridhar will attempt to go undefeated in two remaining regular season matches this week against Port Jeff and Mt. Sinai. Her season will continue in the Suffolk County Championships next week.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks a lot to Coach Crane for her dedication, encouragement, and timely advice to her players. Coach Crane’s experience and the timely advice on the strategy depending on the opponent helps our players a lot before, and during itheir games. The players should be extremely lucky to have you as their Coach: Thanks a lot Coach Crane.

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