Girls' Tennis

Varsity

Overview

Girls’ tennis has been a popular sport at Blair, and we have had much success over the past decade, including Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and New Jersey state prep “A” championships in 2010.

Our season begins in late August with a rigorous—but fun—pre-season camp for varsity candidates, designed to improve stamina and build team unity. Regular-season practices last for approximately two hours after school and include conditioning, drills, use of a ball machine, videotaping of strokes and match play. Our practices and matches take place in Blair’s modern and well-designed tennis complex, which features nine Deco-Turf II courts. These courts have the same surface as the courts on which the U.S. Open is contested.

We play a challenging schedule of 17-20 dual matches, competing against MAPL rivals Peddie, Hun, Lawrenceville, Hill and Mercersburg, in addition to taking on some of the toughest teams throughout the state, including Newark Academy and Montclair Kimberley Academy. Our season culminates on Peddie Day when, along with all of Blair’s fall athletic teams, we vie with arch-rival Peddie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Meet the Coach

About Coach Klein

Head coach Tracy Klein is a 2013 graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, where she was tennis team captain as well as a four-year varsity letter-winner and four-year All Commonwealth Coast Conference honoree. Tracy is a member of Blair's mathematics faculty.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
High Point
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Stuart Country Day
Home
vs.
Princeton Day School
Away
vs.
Notre Dame High School
Away
vs.
Oak Knoll School
Home
States @ Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
States @ Pingry
Away
vs.
Mercersburg
Home
vs.
Rutgers Prep
Home
vs.
Hunterdon Central
Home
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
Kent Place
Away
MAPLS @ Lehigh
TBD
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home

Team News

News & Recaps

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Notre Dame High School
Win 5-0
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Loss 2-3
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 2-3
vs.
Wyoming Seminary
Win 4-1
vs.
Newark Academy
Loss 0-5
vs.
Hun
Win 7-0
vs.
Stuart Country Day
Win 5-0
vs.
Hunterdon Central
Win 3-2
vs.
Mercersburg
Loss 3-4
vs.
Hill School
Win 6-1
vs.
Pennington
Win 5-0
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 2-5
MAPLs @ Mercersburg
1st Place
vs.
Peddie
Win 5-0

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/3 Wyoming Seminary Scrimmage Away 1:00 pm PPD
9/10 Pennington Home 2:30 pm PPD
9/14 Stuart Home 4:00 pm Canc.
9/17 Kent Place Home 2:00 pm 0-5 L
9/19 Newark Academy Home 4:00 pm Canc.
9/23 Mercersburg Home 5:15 pm 3-4 L
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 2:30 pm 2-3 L
9/29 Hun Home 4:15 pm 4-1 W
9/30 Newton Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/1 Wyoming Seminary Away 2:00 pm 5-0 W
10/3 Warren Hills Home 4:00 pm 5-0 W
10/5 Hunterdon Central Home 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/8 Hun Away 2:00 pm Canc.
10/10 Pope John Away 4:00 pm 4-1 W
10/13 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/15 States @ Lawrenceville Away 9:00 am
10/19 States Away 2:00 pm
10/22 Hill Home 3:30 pm Canc.
10/25 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm Canc.
10/27 Pennington Home 4:15 pm PPD
10/29 MAPLs @ Lehigh University Away 9:00 am
11/1 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 3-2 W
11/5 Peddie Home 11:30 am 5-2 W

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/5 Montclair Kimberley Scrimmage Away 4:30 pm PPD
9/12 Peddie Home 2:30 pm PPD
9/16 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 5-0 W
9/18 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
9/19 Mercersburg Away 10:30 am 3-4 L
9/26 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 3-2 W
9/28 Newton Home 4:00 pm Canc.
9/30 Newark Academy Away 4:00 pm 0-5 L
10/2 Verona High School Away 4:00 pm Canc.
10/3 Wyoming Seminary Home 3:00 pm Canc.
10/5 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm PPD
10/7 Wyoming Seminary Home 3:00 pm 4-1 W
10/7 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/8 Montclair Kimberley Away 4:30 pm 4-1 W
10/10 Hun Home 1:00 pm 5-2 W
10/12 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
10/14 Stuart Away 4:15 pm 4-1 W
10/15 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/17 States Away

10/19 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/24 Hill Away 3:00 pm 7-0 W
10/27 Hunterdon Central Home 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/31 MAPLs @ Lehigh University Away 11:00 am 2nd Place
11/4 Lawrenceville Home 3:00 pm 2-5 L
11/7 Peddie Away 11:30 am 5-2 W

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/5 Immaculate Heart Scrimmage Home 4:00 pm
9/13 Peddie Away 2:00 pm PPD
9/17 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 5-0 W
9/20 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 6-1 W
9/22 Notre Dame High School Home 4:00 pm 3-2 W
9/24 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 0-7 L
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 2:15 pm 1-4 L
9/30 Newark Academy Home 4:00 pm 0-5 L
10/2 Stuart Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
10/3 Newton Away 4:00 pm PPD
10/7 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/10 Wyoming Seminary Home 4:00 pm 3-2 W
10/11 Hun Away 3:30 pm PPD
10/14 Newton Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
10/15 Pingry Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/18 States @ Lawrenceville Away 9:00 am
10/21 Hun Away 4:15 pm 2-3 L
10/23 Mount Olive High School Home 4:00 pm
10/25 Hill Home 2:00 pm 5-2 W
11/1 MAPLs @ Lehigh University Away 9:00 am
11/8 Peddie Home 11:30 am 2-5 L

JV

Overview

The JV girls’ tennis team practices for 90 minutes after school and workouts include conditioning, drills, use of a ball machine and match play. Our practices and matches take place in Blair’s modern and well-designed tennis complex, which features nine Deco-Turf II courts.

We play a challenging schedule of approximately 15 dual matches, competing against Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) rivals Peddie, Hun, Lawrenceville, Hill and Mercersburg, in addition to taking on local public schools and independent schools, including Newark Academy and Princeton Day School. Our season culminates on Peddie Day when, along with all of Blair’s fall athletic teams, we vie with arch-rival Peddie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Meet the Coach

About Coach Sykes

Head coach Kate Sykes, appointed in 2003, serves as chair of the fine arts department. Kate teaches all levels of ceramics, sculpture and graphic arts and prepares students each year for the studio art advanced placement exam in both two- and three-dimensional design. In addition to her responsibilities in the fine arts department, Kate has served as housemaster of Locke Hall and spends her afternoons as head coach of the JV girls’ tennis team. Prior to teaching at Blair, Kate earned her BS in art education from the Pennsylvania State University and taught for two years in public school. In 2008, Kate earned her master's in studio art from New York University. She currently lives in Rea House with her husband, Andrew, who is a member of Blair's history department faculty. They have a daughter, Lyla, and son, Oliver.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
High Point
Away
vs.
Stuart Country Day
Home
vs.
Princeton Day School
Away
vs.
Notre Dame High School
Away
vs.
Oak Knoll School
Home
vs.
Pingry
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Rutgers Prep
Away
vs.
Hunterdon Central
Home
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
Kent Place
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Loss 2-3
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 0-4
vs.
Wyoming Seminary
Win 5-0
vs.
Newark Academy
Loss 1-4
vs.
Hun
Win 4-0
Stuart Country Day @ Community Park School
Win 5-0
vs.
Pingry
Loss 0-5
vs.
Hill School
Win 4-1
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 1-6
vs.
Peddie
Loss 3-4

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/14 Stuart Home 4:00 pm Canc.
9/17 Kent Place Home 2:00 pm 0-5 L
9/19 Newark Academy Home 4:00 pm Canc.
9/21 Pingry Home 4:30 pm 4-3 W
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 2:30 pm 1-3 L
9/29 Hun Home 4:15 pm 2-2 T
9/30 Newton Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/3 Warren Hills Home 4:00 pm 5-0 W
10/5 Hunterdon Central Home 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/8 Hun Away 12:30 pm Canc.
10/10 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 1-2 L
10/13 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/22 Hill Home 2:30 pm Canc.
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-7 L
11/5 Peddie Home 11:30 am 0-7 L

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/12 Peddie Home 2:30 pm PPD
9/22 Newton Home 4:00 pm 5-1 W
9/26 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 1-4 L
9/30 Newark Academy Away 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/3 Wyoming Seminary Home 3:00 pm Canc.
10/5 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm PPD
10/3 Newton Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/7 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm 1-4 L
10/10 Hun Home 1:00 pm 5-0 W
10/12 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 2-2 T
10/14 Stuart Away 4:15 pm 7-0 W
10/19 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
10/24 Hill Away 2:00 pm 1-6 L
10/27 Hunterdon Central Home 4:00 pm 4-1 W
11/4 Lawrenceville Home 3:00 pm 0-5 L
11/7 Peddie Away 11:30 am 1-7 L

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/13 Peddie Away 2:00 pm PPD
9/17 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 6-1 W
9/24 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 0-7 L
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 2:15 pm 0-6 L
9/30 Newark Academy Home 4:00 pm 1-4 L
10/2 Stuart Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
10/3 Newton Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/7 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm 3-2 W
10/10 Wyoming Seminary Home 4:00 pm 4-0 W
10/11 Hun Away 2:00 pm PPD
10/14 Newton Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
10/15 Pingry Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/23 Mount Olive Home 4:00 pm Canc.
10/25 Hill Home 2:00 pm 5-2 W
11/8 Peddie Home 11:30 am 2-5 L