Tennis - Girls' Varsity
The Taft girls' varsity tennis team has established itself as a perennial power in New England. This is a program that prides itself on developing excellent tennis players who love their sport. Playing in the Founder’s League, Taft has consistently fielded strong teams, which compete for the league title year in and year out. Taft has had many fine tennis players over the years who have gone on to compete at the nation’s finest schools. The success of Taft tennis rests on the principles of hard work, good sportsmanship and fun. The team has access to twelve beautiful outdoor courts and four indoor courts, allowing for play in all types of weather.
|Alexandra Colon||2019||Ozone Park, NY|
|Minna Holleck||2018||Southbury, CT|
|Frances Hough||2018||Summit, NJ|
|Madeline Meister||2021||New York, NY|
|Emily Naylor||2019||Old Greenwich, CT|
|Leigh Root||2021||Roxbury, CT|
|Janse Schoonmaker||2021||Darien, CT|
|Kira Siebrecht||2019||Litchfield, CT|
|Macy Toppan||2018||South Kent, CT|
|Lily Turner||2018||Roxbury, CT|
|Kate Zhang||2020||Hong Kong|
About Coach Jen Chandler
Jennifer joined Taft’s science department in 2015 after teaching for 22 years at her alma mater, Canterbury School. In addition to teaching science, Jennifer was a dormitory parent and a student advisor. She also coached boys’ and girls’ varsity squash, girls’ junior varsity soccer, and boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity tennis. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University, earned Phi Beta Kappa, and received a master’s in education from Northeastern University. Jennifer earned a "Certificate of Excellence" from ETS for the Praxis Series Chemistry Content Knowledge test for 2007, and she was named "2013 Woman of the Year" by the student organization “Women of Canterbury.” At Taft, she teaches classes in psychology and chemistry and coaches girls’ varsity squash and tennis. Jennifer lives on campus with her husband, Corey, and their two daughters.