3 from Washington make the grade in tennis

Washington sophomore Ella Samer qualified for the conference’s Academic Honor Roll and received all-star recognition in voting by the conference’s head tennis coaches.

CHESTERTOWN — Washington sophomore Ella Samer excelled on and off the tennis court this spring to qualify as an Academic All-Centennial performer. She earned a spot on the conference’s Academic Honor Roll by maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) and received an all-star nod in voting by the conference’s 11 head women’s tennis coaches.

Plus, she was the team MVP.

Student athletes who qualify for the Academic Honor Roll and receive All-Centennial Conference accolades in their sport earn the designation of Academic All-Centennial.

Samer (Boise, Idaho) is majoring in chemistry and psychology. She was a second-team honoree in singles and received honorable mention in doubles.

She went 9-6 at No. 2 singles in dual matches, which included a 6-4 record in conference play — both team bests.

The duo of Samer and freshman Alisha White (Silver Spring, John F. Kennedy High School) was 10-5 at No. 1 to lead 7-8 Washington. They were 6-4 in conference matches, also a team best.

Also for Washington’s women, senior Mariah Thomas (Forest Hill, Bel Air) three-peated on the conference’s Academic Honor Roll and senior captain Hayley Sanchez (Milford, Conn.) was the Shore ladies’ representative on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time in three years.

On the men’s side, sophomore Koby Bonta (Towson, Loch Raven) qualified for the Academic Honor Roll as a math and computer science double major. He also was the Shoremen’s representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

In dual matches, Bonta went 7-7 in singles playing mostly at No. 4 and No. 5 and 5-9 in doubles.

Washington’s men finished 6-8 overall, 4-5 in the conference.

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