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These high school girls were aces on the tennis court. Here are the 2023 All-Stars

Local athletes made names for themselves with star-studded performances and trophy-towing moments this past spring.

After combing over statistics and results, and with the guidance of local athletic directors and coaches, we at the Daily News selected All-Stars for baseball, softball, boys and girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, boys and girls tennis and boys and girls track and field.

Although the sports and skill sets may vary, there’s no denying that this group put up otherworldly numbers this spring while helping their respective teams find success – whether that be on the diamond, field, court or track.

Without further ado, the Daily News presents its 2023 All-Stars for girls tennis:

Elly Beauchesne, Algonquin

Elly Beauchesne, Algonquin Regional High
Elly Beauchesne, Algonquin Regional High

The Mid-Wach A All-Star and senior captain helped the Titans reach the Round of 32 in the MIAA Division 1 tournament after a 10-8 regular season. Beauchesne was also part of the Alpine skiing team and captained the cross-country team. Last summer, she ran in the Falmouth Road Race and raised money to buy backpacks for Project Just Because. Beauchesne was an officer in DECA program and placed in the top 10 at States in the marketing category. A member of the National Honor Society and Business NHS, she will attend Colgate University to study computer science and math.

Diya Bhattacharya, Westborough

Diya Bhattacharya, Westborough
Diya Bhattacharya, Westborough

This sophomore helped the Rangers to the state title match for the second year in a row after posting a 19-4 record. The two-time Mid-Wach All-Star is an active member of Westborough’s Rotary Club and her interests include volunteering and biology. Bhattacharya is planning on a future in health care with the Armed Forces. “Every year I tell the girls who aren't captains that you don't have to be a captain to act like a captain, and Diya has been acting like a captain since she joined the team,” said coach Scott Henderson. “Her attitude and effort are outstanding.”

Claire Caffrey, Dover-Sherborn

Claire Caffrey, Dover-Sherborn
Claire Caffrey, Dover-Sherborn

The three-time No. 1 singles player for the Raiders lost just once in Tri-Valley League play. This senior won the team’s Coaches Award and is a three-time TVL All-Star, leading D-S to a spot in the state Final Four. The National Honor Society member is attending Holy Cross in the fall. “(Caffrey is a) team leader on and off the court,” said D-S coach Karen Raymond. “She appeared calm on the court and showed patience, excellent shot placement and a great court attitude on the court against all of her opponents.”

Elena Chen, Westborough

Elena Chen, Westborough High
Elena Chen, Westborough High

Teaming with Ellie King at first doubles, this sophomore helped the pair go 2-1 against Shrewsbury and went undefeated against Algonquin, Wachusett and all others in Central Mass. Their other loss in the regular season was to Division 1 Lexington. They were 17-2 heading into the State Final Four and the Rangers advanced to the state title match. The National Honor Society member went 18-2 last season at second doubles a member of Youth for Community Improvement of Greater Worcester. “Elena has devastating strokes,” coach Scott Henderson said.

May Chen, Hopkinton

May Chen, Hopkinton High
May Chen, Hopkinton High

This Tri-Valley League All-Star and freshman went 12-7 in her first varsity season. She has earned a Scholastic Key and two Scholastic honorable mention awards. Chen plays oboe and enjoys crocheting, knitting, poetry and video games. Her favorite subject is English and says she hopes to win TVL MVP honors before she graduates. “May is an aggressive baseline player who hits a heavy ball but also feels comfortable mixing it up with slice,” said coach Lyn Calkins. “With experience, she's going to become an even more versatile player.”

Isabel Feldman, Westborough

Isabel Feldman, Westborough High
Isabel Feldman, Westborough High

This sophomore lost just twice during the regular season and was undefeated in Central Mass., going 6-0 at second singles and 6-0 at third singles. Feldman’s win in straight sets in the state semifinal match helped the Rangers advance to the finals. Her only losses during the regular season came to Division 1 state champ Lexington and Minnechaug. “Isabel would be playing first or second singles on any other team,” said coach Scott Henderson. “Isabel is a hurricane. In the heart of the season, Isabel had a streak of ten matches in which she lost a total of seven games.”

Leah Hills, Dover-Sherborn

Leah Hills, Dover-Sherborn
Leah Hills, Dover-Sherborn

This freshman finished with a 20-2 record, including 18-0 at third singles, helping the Raiders win 20 consecutive matches on the way to a trip to the Division 3 Final Four. Hills, who also played No. 2 singles, was named a Tri-Valley League All-Star. Hills also played varsity basketball and served in the SADD club. She was a Backpacks for Kids volunteer, participated in the Mission at the Eastward service trip in Maine and serves as a tennis instructor. “Plan on seeing Leah as a very talented, competitive singles player in next year’s TVL lineup,” said coach Karen Raymond.

Ellie King, Westborough

Ellie King, Westborough High
Ellie King, Westborough High

This senior paired with sophomore Elena Chen to earn a 17-2 record heading into the state Final Four. King and Chen won in straight sets against Sharon in the Elite 8 and won in three sets in the state semifinals. Their only losses in the regular season came against Shrewsbury and Division 1 state champion Lexington, which dropped just one match all season. “Ellie and Elena are an amazing one-two punch,” said coach Scott Henderson. “Ellie is crafty and has great court awareness. Ellie and Elena are a united front when both are clicking.”

Sarah Mackey, Wellesley

Sarah Mackey, Wellesley
Sarah Mackey, Wellesley

A Bay State Conference All-Star after a 16-2 season, this sophomore compiled a 10-0 conference record. She was named Most Improved last year and shared team MVP honors with Maria-Lila Shutts. Mackey also plays basketball and volleyball at WHS as well as club basketball for the Middlesex Magic. The Honor Roll student is a member of the Key Club and works as a tennis instructor at JSX tennis camps in Newton. Aspires to study in the medical field in college. Her favorite subject is math.

Mira McLaren, Westborough

Mira McLaren, Westborough
Mira McLaren, Westborough

Coach Scott Henderson calls this senior “Unquestionably the best player in Central Mass.” McLaren went 13-2, earning Mid-Wach MVP honors this season, and 40-5 for her career. Her straight-set win against Notre Dame (Hingham) clinched the state semifinal match and sent the team to the finals. “Mira is my annual team Heart and Hustle award winner,” Henderson said. “Mira leads the team by example every practice with her attitude and effort. And in matches, Mira is one of the toughest competitors who has ever played for me.”

Katie Miller, Medway

Katie Miller, Medway
Katie Miller, Medway

A 2-14 season at first singles against some of the top competition in the state helped this freshman claim a spot on the Tri-Valley League All-Star team. Miller is a member of Student Council, Newspaper Club, Yearbook Club, Her Drive and is an Honor Roll student. She plays tennis at Kingsbury Club and has her own photography page. She enjoys babysitting, running and hiking. Miller hopes to continue playing first singles and has a goal of playing tennis in college.

Pia Obrador, Hopedale

Pia Obrador, Hopedale
Pia Obrador, Hopedale

Playing first singles since seventh grade, this freshman went 23-0 and was named Dual Valley Conference Player of the Year, team MVP and is a three-time DVC All-Star. Obrador plays tennis all year in USTA tournaments and is a member of Student Council, the Spanish Honor Society and is an Honor Roll student. She works at Grandview Catering, plays piano and volunteers teaching tennis lessons at a local park. Obrador plans to play tennis in college and study abroad in Spain.

Maria-Lila Shutts, Wellesley

Maria-Lila Shutts, Wellesley High
Maria-Lila Shutts, Wellesley High

A three-time Bay State Conference All-Star, Shutts is now a two-time Daily News All-Star. This senior compiled a 12-6 overall record, including 8-2 in the BSC. The honor roll student was a member of the Debate Club and enjoys playing piano, reading and volunteering. She works at her family’s dental office and plans to pursue a career in that field. Her favorite subjects include math and English.

Lia Swire, Lincoln-Sudbury

Lia Swire, Lincoln-Sudbury
Lia Swire, Lincoln-Sudbury

Rotating between No. 1 and No. 2 singles, this sophomore posted a 14-5 record, helping the No. 3-seeded Warriors reach the Division 1 state championship match for the second year in a row. Her win against Acton-Boxborough in the state semifinals clinched a spot in the state final. She went 15-1 as a freshman and was undefeated in the regular season. Swire has a top-15 USTA ranking and serves on the USTA New England Junior Player Council. She volunteers for Second Serve Tennis and the MetroWest Free Medical Program.

Shea Welburn, Wellesley

Shea Welburn, Wellesley High
Shea Welburn, Wellesley High

This freshman lost just one match during the season, was named to the team’s Most Improved award and helped the Raiders to an 18-1 regular season and a spot in the Division 1 Elite 8. Welburn also plays varsity and AAU basketball as well as AAU soccer. She enjoys skiing and sailing and works as a sailing instructor at Stone Horse Yacht Club. Her favorite subjects are math and English. Welburn aspires to play basketball in college.

Grace Zhang, Natick

Grace Zhang, Natick
Grace Zhang, Natick

The Bay State Conference’s Carey League MVP, this freshman did not lose a set on the way to a 16-0 record at No. 1 singles. Zhang lost just 18 games all season. The team MVP was ranked 10th in New England in the U-14 category before again out in May. Zhang is vice president of the Math Team and is a member of Student Council. “Grace didn’t miss a single practice or a bus ride home with the team,” said coach Jerry Daly. “While her overall game is spectacular, her focus is on a whole other level.”

This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: All-Stars: The top girls high school tennis players in 2023