North Caldwell's Skyler Simson Makes Finals of Essex County Singles Tournament; Team Wins Conference
Friday, October 25, 2013 • 1:43am
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Congratulations are in order to Skyler Simson, most likely the first West Essex High School Varsity Tennis Team singles player to ever make it to the finals of the Essex County Singles Tournament. Skyler, a sophomore from North Caldwell, defeated players from Montclair High School, Verona High School, James Caldwell High School, Columbia High School and Mt. Saint Dominic Academy to make it to the final game, where she lost to Champion Stephanie Schrage of Millburn High School.
"This was quite a feat," Coach Barbara Bruchac said. "I am unsure if anyone from West Essex...at least a female...has gone this far in this tournament."
Skyler Simson and West Essex High School Varsity Tennis Team
Coach Barbara Bruchac Credit: Allison Freeman
Congratulations are also in order for the West Essex High School Girls Varsity Tennis Team who won the Liberty Division of the Super Essex Conference. The team defeated tennis teams from James Caldwell High School, Mt. Saint Dominic Academy, Verona High School, Montclair High School, Nutley High School and Columbia High School. The team lost to West Morris Mendham High School in the Semifinals or State Group 3 Championship.
- Sheri Astorino of North Caldwell, sophomore
- Ashley Au of Essex Fells, sophomore
- Isabelle Caine of North Caldwell, sophomore
- Rachel Cecere of Roseland, sophomore
- Channon Chung of Essex Fells, senior
- Alissa Devine and Amanda Devine, sisters from Fairfield, seniors
- Kim Iannarone of North Caldwell, senior
- Christine Laible of Roseland, senior
- Natalie LaSpisa of Fairfield, senior
- Skyler Simson of North Caldwell, sophomore
- Ashley White of North Caldwell, senior
Top row, from left: Sheri Astorino, Ashley Au, Isabelle Caine, Rachel Cecere
and Skyler Simson of North Caldwell.
Bottom row, from left: Channon Chung, Alissa Devine, Amanda Devine,
Kim Iannarone, Christine Laible, Natalie LaSpisa, Ashley White and Coach
Barbara Bruchac Credit: Allison Freeman