Each year, the Commack girls’ tennis team hosts a fundraiser to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
The team did so once again this year, as each player paired up with a teacher to compete in the Tennis with the Teachers doubles tournament at Commack High School.
“Together the team worked very hard to organize the event to raise a few hundred dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Fund,” said head coach Jackie Clark. “Partnering up with their teachers is something that they look forward to every year and it’s wonderful to see the student-athletes and teachers having such a great time out on the courts. Although many of the teachers were beginners in level, they all had a blast competing and we saw a lot of great points.”
The doubles teams competed on court in a single-elimination format, as raffle prizes and gifts were auctioned off just outside the courts. It was a fun yet competitive atmosphere that led to some exciting tennis, but more importantly, coming together as a community to raise money for a good cause.
In the end, the team of Ava Sheerin and Social Studies teacher Joe Zaidinski would come out on top and win the tournament.
“Playing tennis is a great way to connect with others, exercise, have fun and help others in the process,” Clark added. “The event was a great way to end our fantastic season.”