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H.S. Girls Tennis: Ridgewood nets 100th win for head coach

H.S. Girls Tennis: Ridgewood nets 100th win for head coach
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Ridgewood News

PARAMUS — Ridgewood High School’s girls tennis win was neatly packaged Tuesday, a smooth 5-0 shutout at rival Paramus.

Following that package came the gifts. When the varsity bus returned home, members of the junior varsity team, which had played a home match that day, marched out onto the RHS Tennis Courts with balloons and a sign that they and a group of parents had put together congratulating their thoroughly surprised head coach Medha Kirtane on her 100th career win.

There, they presented her with a keepsake scrapbook and all shared some cake.

It turns out that Kirtane was the last to know about her personal milestone.

“I just found out at the [Ridgewood] tennis court,” she said a few hours later, her voice rising slightly. “I had no idea, but the girls knew. While I was driving home later, I was wondering, how did they find out?”

First singles starter and co-captain Tara Olson had the answer. “My co-captain, Erica Kontos, and I went through all the stories in The Record and The Ridgewood News,” Olson said by phone, “and we knew near the end of last season that she was close to 100.”

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