THE 2018 Wakefield High girls’ tennis team concluded their season with a win over Watertown on Wednesday’s Senior Day. The Warriors were led by a terrific group of seniors. Pictured from left to right: Emily Roberts, Kelsey Callahan and captains Haley Tanner and Laura McGovern. Missing from photo: Olivia Dziadyk.


WAKEFIELD — The WMHS girls’ tennis team ended the season on a great note Wednesday as they beat Watertown at the Dobbins Courts, 4-1.

The Warriors, despite knowing that even with a win they would end up one game short of the tournament with a 7-9 record, played one of their best matches of the season during a convincing win that was especially important to a special senior class.

Wakefield has followed the lead of their two co-captains all season: Laura McGovern and Haley Tanner.

“They are both great leaders and their teammates really look up to them,” said head coach Kathy Healey.

Both players have been valuable contributors since they were doubles partners as freshmen.

McGovern, who will be attending UMass Lowell next year, concluded her excellent season as Wakefield’s third singles player with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against the Raiders.

Tanner, who was one of Wakefield’s best players all season at first singles, matched up against Watertown’s nationally ranked first singles player and won four games during a match that featured plenty of long rallies throughout an hour and a half of competition. Tanner will attend University of Vermont next year.

Olivia Dziadyk was victorious once again at second singles, 6-0, 6-0. The senior on her way to play basketball at Bridgewater State, has been a steady presence for Wakefield during just her second year playing tennis. Dziadyk picked up a racket for the first time last year and has since evolved into a great player for the Warriors.

Both doubles teams were victorious against Watertown.

Emily Roberts and Kelsey Callahan have been great at first doubles this season, as the senior classmates won their final match together, 6-3, 6-1.

Callahan, attending Merrimack in the fall, and Roberts, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University both earned their varsity time as JV players for two seasons before being varsity regulars as juniors.

Wakefield’s second doubles team of freshmen Erica Pecjo and Hannah Guay have no doubt learned from the best as they prepare to be a major part of the success of the tennis program throughout the next three years. Guay and Pecjo have been very impressive all season as they dominated their final match by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

Altogether, it was a great season for the Warriors and this senior class who have done so much for Wakefield tennis.