Ladies’ Tennis Participant of the Season: Bow Prime’s Olivia Parzick

Girls’ Tennis Player of the Season: Bow High’s Olivia Parzick

When she began taking part in, Olivia Parzick additionally began studying concerning the Bow Prime tennis custom. At age Eight she started taking courses with Alan Chandronnait, whose daughter Amber gained singles and staff titles for the Falcons in 2004 and ‘06. On the Chandronnait Tennis Academy, Parzick hit with Sunday Swett, the 2013 ladies’ singles champion and a two-time staff champ for Bow.

With the ones two as position fashions, Parzick used to be already keen to enroll in the Falcons as a center schooler. When Bow gained every other name in 2017, the passion simplest higher.


“I at all times dreamt of being at the staff,” Parzick mentioned. “I knew there have been at all times superior gamers at the staff, and when I used to be in 8th grade they gained a championship, and I used to be in order that excited to in all probability be part of that.”

She did simply that ultimate yr, taking part in No. Three for a Bow staff that gained a second-straight Department III name and driven its profitable streak to 35 instantly within the procedure. This yr, the Falcons moved as much as D-II and Parzick moved as much as No. 1 at the staff’s ladder. It used to be a large jump for each, however they treated it neatly as Parzick and the Falcons gained their first 16 suits this spring ahead of falling to Portsmouth within the D-II ultimate, 6-3.

“It used to be surely nerve-wracking taking part in primary, particularly since ultimate yr in D-III I used to be taking part in quantity 3, however I used to be additionally tremendous excited as a result of I knew there can be numerous ladies that might be difficult, that might be an actual problem for me,” Parzick mentioned. “I used to be excited to enter each fit and I at all times had a good mindset and I used to be at all times pondering, I will win this and I will be able to win this. Having that certain mindset in point of fact helped me during the season and I surely felt like I were given higher this yr.”

Parzick didn’t have Bow’s easiest singles file, however she used to be the staff’s simplest year-round participant and the transparent No. 1. Having her on the best of the ladder allowed the remainder of the Falcons to play a slot decrease and pile up win after win.

“She used to be completely vital to our luck,” Bow trainer Jonsey Rainville mentioned. “And the ladies seemed to her to support their recreation with regards to methodology and simply general tennis skill. They admired and seemed as much as her that method.”

It’s simple to recognize Parzick’s methodology. She has the fluid, balanced and strong strokes Alan Chandronnait has been educating to native tennis gamers for many years. Remaining yr, the ones strokes didn’t at all times result in constant issues. This yr, Parzick discovered that consistency.

“From ultimate yr to this yr there used to be a bit of extra psychological and bodily adulthood, general, and her shot variety progressed since ultimate yr,” Rainville mentioned.

Parzick didn’t earn one of the vital 8 seeds on this yr’s singles event and wound up with a tricky draw, going through No. 2 Amy Maalouf within the first around. Maalouf, a 2018 doubles champion and singles semifinalist, gained the fit, 8-3, however Rainville believes it Parzick has what it takes to turn out to be a type of best seeds that no person else needs to attract within the first around.

“I feel this yr she will fit someone within the state shot for shot,” Rainville mentioned. “Now it’s simply growing that sense of when to be a bit extra affected person and when to execute the massive shot as the one issues that I see from her overtaking everybody within the state.”

Whilst Parzick needs extra particular person luck sooner or later, she understood her position in this yr’s staff and used to be ready to bask within the staff’s luck even on days when she didn’t win.

“My favourite second of the highschool season used to be beating Portsmouth within the common season as it used to be senior night time and our ultimate common season fit, and we had been so apprehensive. I feel that used to be surely a spotlight for me and the staff,” Parzick mentioned. “I didn’t win that day, however I felt like I gained as a result of we had been all so excited to win the fit.”

That more or less shared pleasure used to be lovely not unusual for those Falcons.

“It used to be this kind of cohesive staff and so very supportive of one another,” Rainville mentioned. “We had nice senior management which I in point of fact assume used to be a excellent instance for all of our more youthful gamers, together with Olivia, and I feel she can be a really perfect senior chief when it’s her time.”

Once the highschool season ended, Parzick upped her USTA event time table and her courtroom time along with her mom, Stephanie Parzick, a aggressive participant who impressed her daughter to play within the first position. Olivia will stay taking courses with Chandronnait during the offseason and this summer time she may also be serving to to offer courses on the Goffstown YMCA.

“A large number of tennis this summer time,” Parzick mentioned. “I adore it, so I simply paintings arduous at it to be the most productive I will be.”

(Tim O’Sullivan will also be reached at 369-3341 or [email protected] or on Twitter @timosullivan20)

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