Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Veronica Cuellar named girls tennis Player of the Year for third time

Veronica Cuellar named girls tennis Player of the Year for third time

When the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced last year that changes to the state tennis tournament were coming this spring, Marriotts Ridge’s Veronica Cuellar knew her road to winning a state title was about to become much easier.

She placed fourth last year in girls singles and was the top Class 2A finisher in a bracket that has largely been dominated by the 4A competitors from Montgomery County. Entering her senior campaign, she became the player to beat in 2A, no matter which discipline she was going to play.

Knowing a state title would be easier to attain would excite many athletes, but not Cuellar. She was upset. She could no longer prove to...

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