Tennis - Girls Varsity
Ella Krypel '23 and Shailee Desai '21 were among the top performers in 2020, earning 17 wins apiece and pacing Wyoming Seminary to an 11-0 record and Wyoming Valley Conference championship.
Krypel was the District 2 Class 2A silver medalist in individual play. The teams of Krypel/Desai and Christina Cikowski '21/Dominica Delayo '22 advanced as far as the District 2 Class 2A doubles semifinals.
Desai and Margaret Mihalick '22 posted 11-0 records in the regular season. Bridget Dowd '22 (9-4) and Vicky Smulowitz '22 (9-4) were also top performers for coach Raphael Cooper.
Wyoming Seminary has a long tradition of success in girls tennis and is a perpetual contender for conference and district titles. Team members also have competed at the state level. In 2013, Nathalie Joanlanne ’15 won the PIAA Class 2A state championship.
|Amarinske (Ama) Reitsma||2023|
|Victoria (Vicky) Smulowitz||2022|
|Alexis (Lexi) Turayev||2023|
Prior to joining Wyoming Seminary, Head Girls Tennis Coach Raphael Cooper served as head coach of the girls tennis team at Wilkes-Barre Area. In its first season of the program, the Wolfpack qualified for the District 2 AAA playoffs.
Cooper, named the 2017 USTA Coach of the Year, founded the Wilkes-Barre Tennis Association in 2017. He provides free tennis instruction to youths of the Wilkes-Barre Area, within the elementary and intermediate school ages. He also founded the Quad County Classic.
A magna cum laude graduate of Wilkes University with a major in secondary English and a minor in dance, Cooper is an English teacher in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and also teaches in the Performing Arts School.
For more information about the tennis program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.