Hosting only their second home match of the season, the Bears looked to continue their winning ways against Route 7 rivals Kent. Berkshire enjoyed a strong afternoon of squash, winning 24 out of 25 games played in front of an enthusiastic parental presence. A variety of beautiful baked goods, both homemade and professional, provided a sweet finish to the day and a lovely interlude before the Snowball Dinner and Dance.
#2 Michaealann Denton dazzled with her lightning movement and deft drops; #4 Edeline Loh used a precise attack and fine forehand length to subdue her opponent; #6 Olivia Silverman was her usual freeswinging self and controlled the action from start to finish; and #8 Alexis Rivera overcame a third-game hiccup with a focused fourth to seal her match.
#1 Maisie Noesen, coming off of five setters against Canterbury and teammate Denton (Friday was the day for challenge matches), was both powerful and efficient against Kent's captain; #3 Chase Gerber attacked relentlessly to claim a victory; #5 Clementina Davila edged by a feisty Kent opponent in the first frame, before dominating the second and third games; and #7 Serena Menges chalked up her fourth straight win with strong retrieval and prudent shotmaking.
In a support role today, Chelsea Leeds showed her usual knack for organization while Allie Brazo demonstrated strong communication skills and fine penmanship. Pushing their head-to-head match record to 5-3, the Bears will next host the Millbrook Mustangs as they seek to improve their seeding in the New England Interscholastics at the end of February