MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Westchester's Caitlyn Ferrante, Lucy Carpenter, Claire Weis, Olivia Ashton and Sachin Ganesh all had the winning Edge in Eastern Tennis Association (ETA) and scholastic tournament competition this past spring season.
The group is part of the Saw Mill Club’s advanced junior competition Edge program coached by Zuka Mukhuradze.
“After graduating more than 25 players from the Edge program in 2014, of which more than 20 are currently playing college tennis in Division 1 to Division 3 schools, today’s roster of players is younger and with so much promise, ” said Mukhuradze.
“That promise is already being fulfilled by Caitlyn, Lucy, Claire, Olivia and Sachin,” said Mukhuradze. “They are as good a group of players that we ever had come through the Edge program since it started in 2008. They are a daily inspiration to our other players in the program that hard work, dedication and determination are the three keys to success.
Ferrante has a USTA national ranking of No. 120 in the girl’s 14’s division and is in the top 20 in the ETA 14’s at No. She placed fifth in a USTA National Super Six girl’s 14’s tournament and was the No.1 singles player for the Yorktown High School varsity team as a eighth grader.
Carpenter is ranked in both the ETA 12’s and 14’s divisions. She has been runner-up several times, including a strong showing in the Empire Cup national doubles tournament with partner and fellow Edge player Ashton.
As an eighth-grader, Ashton played No.2 singles on the Pleasantville High varsity team and is projected to play No. 1 this upcoming season.