With the start of the tennis season underway, Coach Katie McNamara returns once again to coach this young and promising team. Coach McNamara looks to continue Belmont Hill’s dominance in the ISL with her impressive record as a coach, which includes 17 ISL titles, qualifying for the New England postseason tournament every year, and never finishing outside the top 4 in the ISL standings.
Despite COVID restrictions, the team has put up some great work altogether in recent matches and practices. The varsity tennis team has also recently welcomed several new star players such as Ethan Sidman ’24, Jackson Rich ’25, and Ernest Lai ’25. Captain Aaron Belluck ’21 is excited to lead the team this season and is grateful to be able to play: “After 22 months, it feels incredible to be back on the Belmont Hill tennis courts and experience the team spirit that we all missed while quarantining. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all of the administrators at Belmont Hill and in the ISL who worked tirelessly to navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic to give us the privilege of playing and competing this spring.”
Belmont Hill played against a formidable team from Roxbury Latin this past weekend, winning two matches (Chen ’22: 6-2; 6-4; Sidman: ’24 6-4; 0-6; 10-2) but losing overall. Despite the loss to RL, the team looks to feed off their wins against St Sebastians (4-3) and Dexter (7-0) as they prepare for rival Nobles.