Four Huntington High School girls' tennis players have captured post-season honors

H-ton Girls’ Tennis Players Garner Honors

Four Huntington High School girls' tennis players have captured post-season honors

October 28 , 2021

Four Huntington High School varsity girls’ tennis players have garnered post-season honors.

Alyson Baker and McKenna Buffa captured All-Division recognition and Tallulah Pitti and Kate Balm were named All-League. Baker was also Huntington’s recipient of the county team Sportsmanship Award.

Coached by Jamie Fishlow and captained by Baker, Pitti and Regan Sansiviero, the 12 member squad won six meets this fall.

Pitti played No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles and won eight matches in all. “Tallulah was reliable throughout her five year varsity career,” Fishlow said. “She persevered despite always playing the strongest player from the other team. She was also willing to help the team by playing doubles as well. She’s been a great teammate and leader.”

Baker won 13 matches in the No. 1 double position. “Alyson is a two-time All-Division doubles player,” Fishlow said. “She has been dedicated to improving her skills during her four years in the program. Alyson has been a great teammate and leader and she’s been cooperative and coachable.”

Buffa shined playing in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles position and winning 14 matches. “McKenna is energetic and enthusiastic,” Fishlow said. “She is still developing and is a future team leader. She won a lot of matches through hard work.”

Junior Kate Balm compiled a 4-3 mark in No. 2 singles and also played a stretch in the No. 1 singles position. “Kate was very much improved this season,” Fishlow said. “She accepted a great role on the team, playing a lot of first singles without complaint. She has great potential and is a hard worker. Kate has an excellent attitude and is a future leader of the team.”

Eighth grader Mia Kaufman won eight matches playing in the No. 4 singles position. “Mia has been a great addition to our team,” Fishlow said. “She has great potential and a real future on the team.”

Senior Regan Sansiviero went 6-4 in the first and third doubles slots. “Regan uses her athleticism to be a solid doubles player,” Fishlow said. “She’s enthusiastic and determined.”

Junior Anna Larson also enjoyed a standout year during her first season after transferring back to Huntington from St. Anthony’s. The teenager won 10 matches in the No. 2 doubles spot. “Anna has been a great addition to team,” Fishlow said. “She had much success in doubles.”

The Blue Devils wrapped up the regular season with a 5-1 victory at Hauppauge.