Girls tennis takes on Stowe

The Champlain Valley Union High School tennis team will face Stowe High on its home courts for the second time this year, after playing Rice High on Wednesday, after the Observer’s press deadline.

On April 15, CVU beat South Burlington—which was undefeated up to that point—5-2.

Coach Amy deGroot called it a “terrific performance,” especially since the team was missing eight of its players.

“To come out after a week of vacation and compete so well was incredible,” deGroot wrote in an email to the Observer.

All of the singles players—Kathy Joseph, Andrea Joseph, Emily Polhemus, Mandy Taheri and Evelyn Mitchell—won their matches.

“Kathy Joseph had an impressive win over Samantha Wulfson, last year’s Vermont state singles champion,” deGroot wrote.

Doubles players Leah Epstein and Natalie Puma lost in a third-set match breaker.

As of Wednesday morning, CVU’s record was 6-0.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff