The Marlboro Academy girls' tennis team recently wrapped up their season. It was a rebuilding and learning season for the Lady Dragons.
"We had a very inexperienced team and didn't have any seniors on the squad. The girls had fun learning the basics of tennis," said Phyllis Hubbard, who coached the squad this fall.
"The progress that the girls made was obvious and our matches became much more competitive as the season went on," she said.
One of the most helpful tools that the Dragons now have is a new hitting machine to use in practice which was purchased by two of the families.
While the team did not win any of its six matches, Hubbard said that one of her players did have a very successful season.
Anna Smith, a junior, finished the year with a 5-1 record in singles matches.
"Anna brought a fire to the ladies' tennis team. Between her rigorous practice sessions with her dad, playing on the school's soccer team and keeping up with her studies, she has had a busy fall," said Hubbard.
"Her dedication to the team is admirable and she has proven to be an excellent role model. Everyone looks forward to seeing her continued progress," said Hubbard.