Deliala Friedman '21 brought home a state championship title after winning the New York State Association of Independent Schools Singles Tennis tournament on Sunday, October 27. She entered the tournament as the third seed and was one of just eight students state-wide selected to enter the NYSAIS tournament.
Before walking away as champion, Friedman won the first match 6-0, 6-2. That was followed by a 6-4, 6-2 win in the second match and a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win in the third match.
In a statement sent to the school community, Athletics Director Francesco Ingrati pointed out that "just being accepted into this tournament is a very high honor. Winning it is absolutely incredible."
Friedman is part of a tennis dynasty. Her older brother, Dylan '18, won a NYSAIS state tennis championship for Bay Ridge Prep in 2018.
Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering exceptional courses and intimate class sizes in a socially-mature and positive environment.