Tennis - Girls Varsity

More important than victories is the approach the girls varsity tennis team develops in practice and then takes into matches. With an emphasis on the rewards of hard work, mental strength and sportsmanship, the individuals of the team support one another in bringing the most focused possible approach on court. The bonds of teamwork extend off the court as well and the players enjoy one another’s company to the fullest, especially during trips to away matches which are always laughter filled.

Prior to the season, the team travels to Boca Raton, Florida for a week of training and scrimmages as well as a trip to Key Biscayne to watch the world’s top pros in action.

Schedule & Scores

Opponent Date Time Location Result Score
vs.
Westover School
Westover School
vs.
Taft School
Berkshire School
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Berkshire School
vs.
The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
vs.
The Gunnery
Berkshire School
vs.
Millbrook School
Berkshire School
vs.
Kent School
Kent School
vs.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School
Kent School
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School
vs.
Westminster School
Berkshire School

Coaches

Head Coach: Andrew Bogardus

Coach Bogardus has led the varsity girls tennis team since 2009. The program's focus remains on competing at a high level, through the combination of hard work and enjoyment.

Mr. Bogardus also serves as Berkshire's Director of Admission, a position he has held since coming to the school in 2005. After receiving a BA in History from Denison University and a diploma in African Studies from the University of Cape Town, Mr. Bogardus began his career at The Marvelwood School (Kent, Conn.). He then spent several years at The Taft School, his alma mater. He resides on campus with his wife, Kelley, and two sons.

Assistant Coach: Bebe Bullock '86

Team Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Tara DeChellis 2017 New Canaan, CT
Morgan Heilshorn 2018 New York, NY
Izzy Nolan 2018 Tuscaloosa, AL
Annabel Pirkle 2019 Kingston Upon Thames
Kendall Pollart 2017 Great Barrington, MA
Jade Shatkin 2017 Williamsville, NY
Abbey Turner 2017 Bethlehem, CT
Sydney Wray 2019 Danbury, CT

Recaps

Opponent Date Score Recap
vs.
Westover School
vs.
Taft School
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
vs.
The Hotchkiss School
vs.
Suffield Academy
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
vs.
The Gunnery
vs.
Millbrook School
vs.
Kent School
vs.
Ethel Walker School
vs.
Williston Northampton School
vs.
Westminster School