By Skip Pearlman
Beacon had wins over two teams that defeated the Bulldogs earlier in the season (5-2 over Ketcham and 4-3 over Brewster) but lost 4-3 to Carmel.
Against Ketcham, Beacon got wins in No. 1 singles (Maura Lane) and No. 2 doubles (Lindsay Darcy and Emma Sandison). Against Brewster, the turnaround match was a victory by Farah Jaafar in No. 3 singles.
Coach David Ryley said his squad, which is 5-5, has already shown great improvement, especially since he had only three of 11 starters return from last season and the team has only three seniors. In addition, the junior varsity team, which was winless last season, has won three straight matches.
Haldane also had a good week, defeating Croton (3-2) and O’Neill (4-1), as well as winning two matches against Pleasantville.
Against Croton in No. 3 singles, Julie Geller lost the first set, won the second and then won the tie breaker, 10-8. Tuesday was senior night against O’Neill, and Haldane posted a 4-1 victory.
In two matches at Pleasantville, Anna Brief won twice in No. 2 singles and Mairead O’Hara and Caroline Nelson continued to roll in No. 1 doubles, improving to 9-1.
Walter Hoess of Haldane was the first runner across the line in a meet against Yorktown and Hendrick Hudson in 18 minutes, followed by Everett Campanile at 18:05. Shannon Ferri won the girls’ race in 19:45, and Eloise Pearsol was eighth in 24:34.
Haldane (6-3) fell to Ardsley (3-0) but defeated Tuckahoe (3-1). Beacon is 4-4 after losses to Pine Bush and Hendrick Hudson.