Beaumont team wins back Golden Racquet
The Beaumont School Varsity Tennis Team took home the coveted “Golden Racquet” on Sept. 23, triumphing 4-1 over the Cleveland Heights High School Girls Tennis Team in a match at Purvis Park in University Heights.
Beaumont Tennis Coach Mike Pellechia created the Golden Racquet competition in 2013. The trophy is an actual racquet painted gold which goes to the winner of the annual Beaumont-Heights High match.
This year, Heights senior Ruby Kauffman defeated Beaumont senior Amanda Desamito in two sets; Beaumont senior Nicolette Kelley defeated Heights junior Sophia Mita in three sets; and Beaumont senior Gianna Velotta defeated Heights senior Madeleine Nicol in two sets.
In the doubles matches, Beaumont juniors K.K. McNeill and Jackie Patton defeated Heights senior Sydney Ball and junior Adele Dooner in two sets; and Beaumont sophomore Carlson Jones and junior Lena Stewart defeated Heights freshmen Leela Manne and Libby Warren in two sets.
Pellechia and Heights High coach John Laskarides said the girls are excited about their rivalry and look forward to it.
Mary Patton is a public relations professional who resides in University Heights.