2018 All-Herald Girls Tennis Team: This fantastic five make up our girls team of court stars

Published on Friday, 13 July 2018 22:07


The All-Herald Girls Tennis Team is one full of talent, and the five players to make our squad have shown they can compete not just in conference play, but in the state tournaments as well.

New Britain finished the regular season with a 10-7 record, a two-win improvement from last year, and a big reason for that was play of two of their doubles players, Danya Alboslani and Yajaira Asimbaya.

Alboslani, a junior, turned in a number of quality performances throughout the season as part of the Hurricanes’ top doubles team and earned all-conference honors as a result. She is also a strong student in the classroom, where she has earned high honors marks and is the vice president of the Society of Young Scholars. With another season to go, Alboslani could have an even bigger senior year.

Like her teammate, Asimbaya was also part of a stellar tandem on the tennis court and was able to win a number of key matches along the way. For her play, the junior received all-CCC recognition. Expect Asimbaya to get even better her senior season.

Berlin struggled this year, going 5-12, but that didn’t stop Jasmine Nappi from having a strong individual season. The Redcoats’ No. 1 singles player continued to show why she is among the best in the area and played her way into the State Open. As a result of her final season with Berlin, Nappi earned all-conference honors.

Berlin’s Abby Murphy made our team last year after a strong freshman season and she followed it up with an even better sophomore campaign. Murphy increased her individual win total by four and finished the season with an 18-1 record. She also reached the second round of the State Open tournament and won both the high school singles and doubles portions of the Filipeck Tournament. Murphy’s play on the court earned her an all-CCC nod. With two seasons of high school still to go, expect Murphy to not only be a candidate to make our All-Herald team in the coming years, but her list of awards to grow.

Newington’s Olivia Rozio is another young player who continues to stand out in a crowded field. The Indians’ No. 1 singles player collected eight wins this season and was recognized for her strong play with an all-conference selection. Although Rozio practices year-round, she also takes part in plenty of other extra-circular activities, such as drama club. Expect Rozio to be even more formidable in the coming years.

David Glovach can be reached at (860) 801-5085 or dglovach@newbritainherald.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 13 July 2018 22:07. Updated: Friday, 13 July 2018 22:09.