The New York City girls high school tennis season got underway on Saturday afternoon, as the Bronx Science Wolverines played two matches at Lehman College to kick off the 2015 season. The Wolverines did not disappoint, coming through with two victories, beating both the High School for American Studies and Eleanor Roosevelt 5-0.
The Wolverines had no problems playing two matches in one day, and Head Coach Jeffrey Menaker said that the depth they added in the offseason helped tremendously with that.
“We have that depth so I felt comfortable we could handle two matches in one day. I thought our team looked very confident,” said Menaker. “We know we’re in one of the toughest league in the PSAL. We respect everyone in our league, but fear no one. We take every flight seriously, no matter the record of our opponents. The atmosphere on Saturday was great. The weather was perfect. I’ve never seen so many people in the stands at a PSAL tennis match.”
Menaker added that he hopes to see more weekend matches going forward in PSAL.
“I hope the PSAL adds more weekend matches in future seasons,” he said. “It takes pressure off the academics to have fewer matches after school on week nights. We have three weekend matches this season and I think the kids are better focused and happier playing on the weekend.”
For the full schedule of high school matches in New York City this week, please visit the PSAL Web site.