---- — Girls Tennis All-Stars
Name School Year
Samantha Camilo Andover Jr.
Rachel Holzman Andover Sr.
Christina Cokely Haverhill Frosh.
Ana Milosavljevic Londonderry Jr.
Coli Downey Pentucket Soph.
Samantha Barros Pinkerton Frosh.
Julia Alagero Andover Sr.
Laurie-Maude Chenard Andover Soph.
*Cassie Burbine Londonderry Jr.
Amanda DePasquale Londonderry Sr.
MVC Division 1 MVP. Went 15-2 at first singles. Won two matches in North Sectional Open Tourney. Second year playing No. 1. Played doubles as a freshman. Captain-elect. Andover’s student ambassador to the MIAA. Not a year-round player but still beats most of them. “She has a strong all-around game with a powerful forehand and moves real well,” said coach Alan Hibino. Also plays field hockey.
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Won three matches to advance to Round of 16 at North Sectional Open Tourney. That included an upset of the No. 6 seed. Played No. 2 singles. Tri-captain. All-MVC. Four-year letterman. Former doubles player. “She’s tough as nails,” said coach Alan Hibino, who considers her the No. 2 player in the league to Samantha Camilo. Also played soccer. Will attend Maryland.
Went 12-2 in the MVC and 14-3 overall at first singles. All-MVC. “She has a very strong forehand and a big first serve. She’s very quick,” said coach David Reed. Lettered in volleyball. Made high honor roll all four terms. Volunteer youth tennis coach. Follows in the footsteps of her sister, Meghan, a four-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Sister, Kelleigh, is captain-elect in soccer.
Three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Went 13-0 at second singles in the regular season, 2-0 in the playoffs and 1-1 in State Open. Reached quarterfinals with Kyleigh McMullen in doubles. Her first love is swimming. Year-round swimmer. Only plays tennis in spring. Ranked in the top 5 percent of her class. She enjoys summer vacations in Serbia. Speaks fluent Serbian.
Went 14-1 at first singles in regular season. Added three wins in North Sectional Open before falling to Manchester-Essex All-Scholastic Brittany Collens 6-3, 6-3. Showed grit with comeback three-set win over Masco standout. Played No. 1 as a freshman. Coach Amy Beaton said, “She has very good groundstrokes, is very smart, and knows how to move her opponent around.” Her sister, Rachael, plays at Simmons.
Went 13-1 during the season at first singles. Lost to Cassie Burbine in the quarterfinals of the State Open. Went 10-1 at first doubles with Julia Janigian. Talented redhead zoomed to No. 1 at first day of practice. Derry resident. Ranked second in New Hampshire in her age group. “She’s the most complete player that I’ve ever coached,” said 14th-year coach Gerry Rosado. “She’s the real deal.”
JULIA ALAGERO ANDLAURIE-MAUDE CHENARD
They went 13-1 in the regular season and playoffs and then strutted their stuff by winning four matches to advance to the North Open semifinals. Alagero is a lefty tri-captain headed to Providence College. Chenard is a sophomore who has won several academic awards. “Julia has a great touch around the net. Laurie-Maude is an intelligent player with athleticism,” said coach Alan Hibino.
CASSIE BURBINE ANDAMANDA DePASQUALE
They won the first N.H. doubles state title in area history (boys and girls). They are a three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star tandem. Burbine is our MVP. DePasquale is a Stonehill recruit who played No. 2 and 3 singles this year with a 15-1 overall record. She’ll be playing next year at Stonehill. “Amanda probably has the best serve for a girl in high school that I’ve seen,” said coach Tom Meighan.
Burbine second in family named MVP
Londonderry junior Cassie Burbine is making inroads on her brother. She was named Eagle-Tribune MVP, something her brother, Alex, achieved in 2009 and 2011.
She and Amanda DePasquale are the first area doubles tandem (boys or girls) ever to win a N.H. state title.
The girls tourney began in 1967 and the boys tourney in 1957.
Burbine also advanced to the singles state semis, where she lost to eventual champion Sunday Swett of Bow.
“She’s one of the smartest players I’ve ever coached,” said coach Tom Meighan. “She’s excellent from the baseline and very, very competitive. She doesn’t give up. She always has a gameplan, which is not something you see at this level.”
Her athleticism also shows on the volleyball court. The 5-7 Burbine is a starting setter.
Her brother plays tennis at Division 1 Siena and Cassie is being heavily recruited by Siena and Sacred Heart.
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
2011-12: Jackie Carroll, Central
2010: Kelli Murphy, Londonderry
2009: Lauren Wilmarth, Phillips
2008: Kelli Murphy, Londonderry
2007: Kristina Black-Rikki Sartor, Andover
2006: Beth Huard, Londonderry;
2005: Katherine Burke, Salem
2003-04: Marsha Mogilevich, Andover
2001-02: Jill Harrison, Salem
1999-00: Jill Oppenheim, Andover
1998: Kate Harrison, Salem
1995-97: Heather Young, Andover
1992-94: Alison Georgian, Andover
1990-91: Jolie Stadelman, Lawrence
Andover: Paige Webster, Soph.; Pooja Mukund, Soph.
Brooks: Abby Skinner, Jr.; Molly Alvino, Soph.
Central Catholic: Olivia Ferris, Soph.
Fellowship: Leigh-Ann Trepanier, Soph.
Greater Lawrence: Stephanie Rivera, Jr.
Haverhill: Madeline Scovotti, Sr.; Lucille Sirois, Sr
Lawrence: Perla Ramirez, Sr.; Emmy Garcia, Jr.
Londonderry: Kyleigh McMullen, Sr.; Marissa Beaton, Soph.
Methuen: Karmen Chau, Sr.; Lina Nguyen, Jr.
North Andover: Sammie Bolognia, Soph.; Olivia Sparks, Soph.; Yunji Koo, Frosh.
North Reading: Kaylin Scher, Soph.
Pelham: Rebekah Day, Sr.; Lisa Yeaton, Jr.
Pentucket: Boo Torrisi, Frosh.
Pinkerton: Brenna McNally, Sr.; Rebecca McGrath, Sr.
Salem: Kelsey Perrault, Sr.; Taylor Robichaud, Frosh.
Sanborn: Phoebe Nault, Sr.
Windham: Basie Bostic, Soph.; Deirdre Sanders, Sr.