Friday, April 14, 2017

A Fairy-Tale Ending For A Deserving Senior

All good things must come to an end and such it was for three seniors tonight but not before history was made by one. Margaret Anne Smith opened play by singing the national anthem one more time in her last appearance on The Smith College Tennis Team.  She then took to the court in doubles with Joanna Kim. The two formulated their new partnership during the match and defeated Thompson and Simoes from Johnson and Wales 8-3.  Margaret Anne then stepped up for singles.   She was not deterred when asked to play number 1 singles  when Noa Dubin was sidelined with an injury and Joanna Kim was nursing a sore shoulder. Emmay was stellar on court this evening gathering information, analyzing  and calculating her strategy throughout the first set and taking charge in the second set anticipating her opponent's every move and answering with steady confident play.  Mentally strong and always positive,  Margaret Anne capped off her tennis career at Smith College with a decisive win and was immediately surrounded by her teammates to celebrate the moment  ( ). Her words before the match:  "Bring it on, I'm ready" and ready she was to go into the history books as a Smith Tennis success story! Winning 7 out of the last 9 matches this season, Emmay remains the winningest player on the Smith Tennis Team for the last four years. She has captained the team for the last two years and she has been a terrific role model both on and off the court. She will be missed but her love of the game and her fierce competitive nature will remain as an inspiration to this team and those to come.