Bradley Weldon and Lindsey Trosset team up to make history at Cooperstown.
The duo won a Section III title in boys tennis, becoming the second ever girls doubles pairing to do so, and the first for the Hawkeyes.
“It’s such a big accomplishment,” Trosset said. “I’ve been playing tennis for all my life, and to be able to do something like this is just exciting.”
Prior to this season, Weldon and Trosset had never even played doubles together.
“(Bradley) was a singles player,” Trosset said. “She didn’t really have the time to play as a doubles partner.”
For head coach Amy Porter, they were a perfect match.
“I wasn’t surprised at how well they played,” Porter said. “I was trying them out together and saw that they had really good chemistry. I had a good feeling that they could go far.”
Trosset and Weldon entered the postseason unseeded. Once they got there, they didn’t drop a single set. In the finals, they beat Alexandria Bay’s Matthew Ford & Colby Herrington in straight sets.
“This shined a light on tennis for the first time in a long time,” Kate Trosset said. “Our tennis teams have always been pretty good, but it’s (perceived as) less significant in our town than winning basketball.”