Trinity Collegiate girls win tennis championship
October 17th, 2022, Trinity Collegiate School’s girls tennis team won their first SCISA state championship since 2017 with 6-0 against Ashley Hall on Saturday, October 15th.
The Titans won their last state tennis championship in 2017 as part of SCISA’s 2A Class, and on Saturday, they won as a member of the 4A Class.
“We’re a young team, so we’re looking forward to the future knowing the kids are here to stay for a while,” coach Edward Jarolim said about the team, which contains no seniors currently.
Eighth grader Mahaley Swink won 6-0, 6-2 over Martha Rivers on Saturday, while sophomore Hannah McKay won 6-0, 6-2 over Emorie Stockton.
Coach Jarolim commended Swink’s demeanor and consistency, saying “Mahaley was cool under pressure. She’s consistently reliable and works hard and you can depend on her.”
McKay noted her excitement over the victory against Ashley Hall leading to the title. “It means a lot because we’ve come close so many other times in the past,” said McKay. “But we went for blood this year.”
“We are very happy for our girls; they’ve been working hard,” Jarolim said. “Most of them play year round, so it takes a huge commitment from their end, juggling class and their commitment to this sport.”