Athletics Update: JV Tennis Aces Beaver 6-2

John O’Neill, director of athletics
April 28, 2023

After a lopsided loss to start their season, the JV tennis team turned things around this week against Beaver with a 6-2 win. All six wins came in doubles matches, as Belmont Day showed strong communication and balanced team play. A perfect example of this was “Team Kiraly”, where brothers Alexander Kiraly and Henry Kiraly teamed up for a 6-2 win and worked instinctively together on the court. Equally as impressive was the 6-0 shutout win for doubles partners Kalkidan Shiferaw and Duncan Bierne who relied on their experience and strong serves to blank their opponents. Other highlights included a tight win (4-3) from doubles team Kali Owens-Schwartz and Josie Steveneson and a comeback victory (6-5) for the sixth grade duo of Vatche Balikian and Jack Ward. Rounding out the victories on the afternoon were Julia Popa and Clem Craddick (6-4), as well as Isla Smith and Madoka Hubbard (6-1). Collectively, it was a terrific effort from the Blue & Gold who is clearly trending in the right direction this spring.

  • With no games this week, the varsity lacrosse teams got after it at practice and even combined for some drills. William Li and Yaseen Saeed worked their tails off all week while Lila Green and Laurice Bandar upped their compete levels.
  • The track & field team outran CRS (70-52) this week. Edwin Voiland placed in both field events and Veronica Wang earned points in the shot put, 400m, and 800m. Sohan Shah PR’d in the 800m with an impressive time in the rain.
  • Rhys Kaplan and Lucy Yin had a great week of practice for the varsity tennis team and will be counted on to push their eighth grade teammates back into form when they return from their trip to the Southwest next week.
  • Cordie Goldstyn, Melisa Adhikari, and Jovana Zivanovic all had a great week of practice and carried over that positive momentum to the girls’ JV lacrosse game vs DCD. Belmont Day lost the game 7-4 but played well in defeat.
  • Ben Fleming led all players with three scores during JV ultimate’s big win over Carroll this week. Copeland Maier chipped in with three assists and Tadhg O’Sullivan added a pair of scores of his own.
  • In their limited time on the trails, Eva Peregudov and Julia Street have proven to be strong riders for the mountain biking team. The squad continues to push their limits and is hoping for an off-campus ride sometime soon.

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