Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
Following last spring’s news that Williams College freshman and Portledge graduate Alex Schidlovsky (class of 2012) had been named to the All NESCAC Team in Varsity Boys Tennis for helping lead the Ephmen capture the NCAA Division III National Championship, the Portledge community was happy to hear about another recent grad making a big stir in the NCAA Tennis ranks. Georgetown University frosh and member of the Portledge School graduating Class of 2013, Sophie
Barnard, made her Georgetown coach Gordie Earnst proud when she reached the semifinals of her first major college event.
The tournament was the 64 person draw Georgetown Classic and Barnard won four consecutive matches without dropping a set before being defeated by Lana Robbins, who is the number one player on the George Washington University
Women’s Tennis team. Coming to Portledge as a tenth grader after finishing at East Woods, Barnard helped lead the Lady Panthers to two League Championships in her three years of play and was named IPPSAL Player of the year at the conclusion of both of those championship seasons. Everyone at Portledge is proud of Sophie for gaining admission to such a fine university, as well as for all her achievements thus far.