Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Tennis : Coach of the Year: Medha Kirtane, Ridgewood

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Tennis : Coach of the Year: Medha Kirtane, Ridgewood

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Over the past few years, the Ridgewood girls tennis team hasn't included any of North Jersey's star players.

Nevertheless, the Maroons have won three consecutive state sectional championships, including this year's North 1, Group 4 crown.

"I always tell the girls, the superstar at Ridgewood is the team itself," Maroons coach Medha Kirtane said. "Our girls are like a group of sisters who take care of each other and it's exciting to be part of that."

Kirtane, The Record Girls Tennis Coach of the Year, has been part of Ridgewood tennis since she started playing on the town's courts at age 5. She grew up playing with family and friends and always admired former coach Debbie Paul's high school team as well.

Kirtane starred for Paul before graduating in 1996 and came back 10 years later to succeed her mentor. …

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