MAC women’s team wins league championship

May 19, 2015

MANCHESTER, MA — Manchester Athletic Club’s Women’s B Level 1 Ladies are now championship winners, coming out on top in both their North Shore Women’s Tennis League standings as well as the post-season playoffs. The MAC women’s weekday team bested 11 other participating teams from clubs around the North Shore in a league that ran from September to April, culminating with the league playoff championships in May.

The team was coached by Claudia Hawkes of Beverly and included players Jessica Weber and Emma Holland of Manchester by-the-Sea, Alina Franklin of Essex, Kasie Van Faasen of Wenham, Jessica Garten of Topsfield, Debra Bernfield of Beverly, Kristen Norton of West Newbury, and Dawn Dexter of South Hamilton.

More than 20 teams from the MAC participate in the North Shore League at various levels of play, including women’s weekday and weekend teams, men’s teams and mixed doubles. This year, MAC Tennis had six teams finish in the top four in the standings for their level and advance to post season playoffs.

MAC tennis teams are currently accepting new players for league play that begins in the fall. Interested players should contact Todd Carpenter, Director of Tennis, at [email protected].

Manchester Athletic Club is a full-service health club and features 12 tennis courts, the Gymazing! Childcare Center, iXl programs for young teens, a fitness and strength training center, indoor aquatics center, multiple group exercise studios, and an outdoor pool with playground. MAC is also home to New England’s professional tennis team, The Boston Lobsters.


Women’s B Level 1 League and Playoff Champions. Front row (left to right): Jessica Garten, Kasie Van Faasen and her son. Back row: (left to right):Kristen Norton, Dawn Dexter, Emma Holland, Debra Bernfield, Jessica Weber, Alina Franklin