On Saturday, Bronxville’s Victoria McEnroe captured the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) singles title, defeating Longwood’s Victoria Matos 6-4, 7-5 in the final.
“I’m so happy to win the state tournament,” said McEnroe. “The high school season is my favorite part of the year, as it is so special to be part of a team and to play for my school. I’m playing for something more than just myself which really motivated me to get the title.”
McEnroe dropped the opening set of her first-round match to Giselle Vlassis of Christian Brothers Academy, but played nearly perfect tennis from that point on. She would rally to win the final two sets of that match, and would not drop another set en route to the title.
“I worked and fought really hard this weekend, so it’s super rewarding to be the champion,” McEnroe added.
In the doubles final, the Byram Hills pairing of Jenna Kleynerman & Chloe Bernstein defeated defending champions Dasha Perfiliev & Ellie Ross of Port Washington, coming back from a set down to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship match.
“After losing the first set, we tried to regroup and knew we had to change out tactics and find a way to come through,” said Kleynerman.
“I just think it shows that we can do anything when we work together. We complement each other’s games so well and that shows on court.”