No matter what happened on the court during her final few matches as a Raider, senior top singles player Elizabeth Trofa maintained a calm, collected manner on the court. All she can do is get ready for the next set coming her way— there’s no use worrying about what’s in the past now.
“I gave everything I had out there,” she said about losing to rival high school Mainland recently. “I hit as hard as I could. It was a difficult match, but it was the best I have had all season.”
Trofa has shown this lighthearted maturity in all four years as an Ocean City tennis player. She’s played at a varsity level from the onset of her freshman year, comfortable enough with the intensity of the varsity level that she could compete with her upperclassmen teammates.
Trofa initially started as a doubles player and switched over to singles for the back half of her high school career, becoming a valuable asset to the team in both categories. The move paid off well — not only has the opportunity to focus her skills honed her into an excellent player, but it has also brought an above-.500 season to the Raiders. This year, Trofa won 11 matches and helped Ocean City post a 12-9 record. The Red Raiders advanced all the way to the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals before a tough, 3-2 loss to Hammonton.