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Tennis team must replace top singles, doubles players

Most high school teams have to make up for losses to graduation each year. Some teams lose a player or two, others lose a lot. This year’s Salisbury girls tennis team is in the latter category.

The Falcons will be without their top three singles players and top doubles team from last season. Singles players Krista Bonge and Mackenzie Hankee graduated, along with the team’s No. 1 doubles team of Miasie Oliver and Marcie Silberman.

Senior Angela Bitar and junior Kia Kezengwa return after playing as Salisbury’s No. 2 doubles team last year. They will be two of the team’s three singles players this year. The rest of the roster includes Maya Collier, Naileen Perez, Aseal Suleiman, Karema Suleiman and Maya Suleiman.

The Falcons are coming off a successful season in which they went 7-3 in league play and 10-3 overall in the regular season. They qualified for districts as the No. 5 team but faced a tough match up against No. 3 Central Catholic and fell in the first round.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ The 2022 Salisbury girls tennis team and managers. Some members of the team were not present for the photo.