Varsity Girls Tennis
There are so many reasons why I am passionate for tennis, from the tight-knit community, to the challenge of self improvement. I feel fortunate to play the game I love so much and be surrounded by such great people. I enjoy challenging myself to improve each day and also enjoy the friendly competition. GA students are so well rounded and coaching tennis allows me to promote my love of the lifelong sport with my athletes!
- Lora Ball, Head Coach
Lora BallHead Coach
Lora Ball just finished her third year as the Patriots' varsity girls tennis head coach.
She coached the Patriots to a 7-6 record in 2017. The season saw GA defeat Penn Charter, 5-2, on GA-PC day. Ball coached one athlete to All-Inter-Ac honors in 2017.
Ball is USPTR Certified in singles and doubles, and has coached the boys' team at Upper Dublin High School for the past five seasons, where s he led the Cardinals to three-consecutive conference championships during that time, and in 2015, her No. 1 doubles team competed at the state tournament. Ball also served as the girls' junior varsity tennis coach at Upper Dublin from 2008-14.
Since 2007, Ball has been the assistant to the manager at Magarity Tennis Club in Flourtown where she serves as the in-house league coordinator and handles marketing and management for the club.
Ball is an avid participant of both 4.0 and 4.5 level teams, as well as 8.0 mixed doubles. She has also served as captain of several USTA League teams.
(Updated on 11/28/17)
Laura GergenAssistant Coach
The 2017 Fall sports are finished, but it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
The weather was frigid when Germantown Academy faced off against Penn Charter in the early morning of Nov. 11, but that could not stop the Patriots. The girls tennis team opened up GA-PC Day with a 5-2 win over the rival Quakers.
The Patriots finished in a tie for fifth place at the 2017 Inter-Ac League Girls Tennis Championship Tournament hosted by The Episcopal Academy on Tuesday, October 17.
Germantown Academy singles players Renee Repella '18, Emma Menkowitz '19, and Tiffany Zhong '20 didn't lose a set on Wednesday as they helped the Patriots defeat visiting Germantown Friends School, 5-2, in a non-league match.
The Baldwin School School edged Germantown Academy, 4-3, in Thursday's Inter-Ac League match. All of GA's singles players won.
The Patriots edged The Hill School, 4-3, in Wednesday's non-league showdown.
The Patriots fell to Inter-Ac League powerhouse Episcopal Academy on Thursday.
The Owls defeated Germantown Academy, 4-3. The Patriots won all three of their singles match.
The Patriots cruised past Gwynedd Mercy Academy, 6-1, in Wednesday's non-league match.
he Patriots narrowly lost to Inter-Ac League powerhouse William Penn Charter School, 4-3, in Tuesday's league action.
The Patriots swept PW, 7-0, in Friday's non-league action.
GA's singles players did not surrender a single against SCHA.
Upper Dublin downed visting GA, 5-2, in Monday's clash.
The shorthanded Patriots fell to Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, 4-3, in Thursday's Inter-Ac League match.
The Patriots won their season opener over visiting New Hope-Solebury High School, 5-2, on Friday afternoon.
The Germantown Academy Department of Athletics is pleased to provide the following information for the FALL 2017 preseason Upper School sports (this includes ANYONE who wants to participate in Upper School sports at any level). Student-athletes can bring lunch or bring money to buy/order lunch. Please contact the coach if you have any questions. Fall 2017 schedules will be updated this summer.