Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Marriotts Ridge junior Veronica Cuellar repeats as girls tennis Player of the Year

Marriotts Ridge junior Veronica Cuellar repeats as girls tennis Player of the Year

Marriotts Ridge junior Veronica Cuellar didn’t even make it home after her first day of tennis practice this spring before texting her best friend and former doubles partner, Abby Thornton.

“I texted her like five minutes after and was like, ‘Where were you? I miss you!’ It was the weirdest thing ever,” Cuellar said. “I think the first or second match I played doubles, and it felt really weird having a different doubles partner. Not that I don’t love playing with the other girls, just in comparison to last year it was really different.”

It’s hard to fault Cuellar for missing Thornton. The duo was inseparable last year on and off the court, and between the lines the 2017 Howard...

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