Jake Adams' picks for the 2017 All-Sentinel Girls Tennis Team, including Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, First Team and Honorable Mention selections.
2017 All-Sentinel Girls Tennis Team: Player of the Year
Ines Fedriani, so., Camp Hill — Fedriani, a transfer from Spain a week into the season, was the only local to make it out of the District 3 first round in singles action. And she made it to the PIAA Class 1A championships, losing in the first round. The sophomore took Berks Catholic's Catherine Maher to three sets in the District 3 championship, beating East Pennsboro's Madison Poladian, Lancaster Catholic's Meredith Debord and Susquehanna Twp.'s Brenna Trkula to get there. She also won the Mid-Penn Singles 1 championship. It's Fedriani's only year stateside.
From coach Greg Herb: "I could tell about the first ball that I hit to her that she was going to be a great fit to the team. … What I like about Ines on the team is it helped the whole team out in a team concept. It bumped everyone down and gave them some confidence. ... She’s a very consistent player, she’s a baseline player. … [Getting to states] was awesome for her and it was a good experience."
2017 All-Sentinel Girls Tennis Team: Coach of the Year
Sharon Etter, East Pennsboro — The Panthers won their first Mid-Penn division title in more than a decade, sharing it with Bishop McDevitt. Etter led a squad featuring two Mid-Penn Doubles champs in CeCe Insalaco/Siera Hawk and Madison Ritter/Hope Geiseler. District Doubles pair Madison Poladian/Rachel Rineer won third in the MPC, and all three singles players made at least the MPC semis in Class 2A.
2017 All-Sentinel Girls Tennis Team: First Team
Madison Poladian, jr., East Pennsboro — Lost to Fedriani in the District 3 Class 2A first round. Poladian, who led the Panthers (13-1, 11-1) to a Mid-Penn Colonial co-championship with Bishop McDevitt, also qualified for districts in doubles. All-Sentinel First Team last year as a sophomore.
Meg Ulrich, so., Carlisle — Ulrich was a consistent threat all year in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth, leading the District 3 team-qualifying Thundering Herd to a 4-2 division record. She lost in the District 3 Class 3A singles opener and also qualified in doubles with Olivia Gorak-Lacquement. Also lost in Mid-Penn Championships singles semis. All-Sentinel First Team last year as a freshman.
Kali Aughenbaugh, jr., Cedar Cliff — Another District 3 Class 3A singles qualifier, lost to the eventual district runner-up. Made the Mid-Penn singles semis, among the best finishes in recent memory for the Colts. Finished 12-3 on the year. All-Sentinel Honorable Mention last year as a sophomore.
(Doubles) Vaishnavi Datta, jr./Valerie Motter, sr., Cumberland Valley — Datta went 12-4 in her first season as the No. 1 for the Eagles. All-Sentinel Honorable Mention last year as a sophomore. Motter, an All-Sentinel First Team pick last year as a junior, was a district qualifier three straight years in doubles. She also went 48-10 over three years at Singles 2. The pair was the only one to win a District 3 doubles match, advancing to the Class 3A quarterfinals. CV finished second in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth at 5-1 (12-3 overall).
2017 All-Sentinel Girls Tennis Team: Honorable Mention
Nicole Lee, jr., Camp Hill; Natalie Jones, Camp Hill; Olivia Gorak-Lacquement, jr., Carlisle; Julia Martin, jr., Carlisle; Grace Ghiazza, sr., Cedar Cliff; Lauren Noss, jr., Cumberland Valley; Rachel Rineer, so., East Pennsboro; Madison Ritter, sr., East Pennsboro; Hope Geiseler, sr., East Pennsboro; Jordan Leitz, sr., Mechanicsburg; Ellie Williams, so., Mechanicsburg; Blaire Jackson, sr., Mechanicsburg; Sarah Fleming, sr., Northern; Audra White, jr., Northern; Kasey Griffiths, sr., Northern; Kensington Miner, Red Land; Hope Frederick, Red Land; Dreq Payne, Red Land; Maya Arora, Trinity; Megan Calogero, sr., Trinity; Naomi Tegene, Trinity.