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Lower Merion Sophomore Named Inquirer's SE Pennsylvania Girls' Tennis Player of the Year

For the second year in a row, 15 year old Courtney Fenimore of Ardmore has been named thePhiladelphia Inquirer’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year.

Fenimore, the Inter-Ac League tennis champion at Episcopal Academy in 2002 and 2003, transferred to Lower Merion for her sophomore year where she posted a nearly flawless individual season record of 22-2.

Fenimore won the Central League and PIAA District 1 Class AAA titles with the Lower Merion HS “Aces” and helped propel her team to its’ fifth straight District 1 team crown.

“She covers the court better than anyone I’ve seen at Lower Merion,” said Joe Monaco, the Ace’s coach of 15 years. “She has an incredible desire.”

And with Fenimore heading up the line-up, Monaco has an incredible team. This year’s

“Ace” line-up showcased 4 nationally and sectionally ranked players and a squad consisting of mostly under classmen. It’s a scenario few High School Coaches ever get to see and guarantees Lower Merion will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Fenimore, now training with Ruth Dickinson of Radnor Racquet, is enjoying the team competition and has her heart set on playing at a Division 1 school one day.

“I think I have become stronger mentally,” said Fenimore. “Playing for a team makes you never want to lose. You never want to let anybody down.”

Fenimore is scheduled to compete in the National Winter Championships in Scottsdale around the New Year.