With the SNETL Championship looming the very next day, the Bears and KO decided to play reverse order to prevent fatigue and injury to their players. Coach Krugman’s team is talented, boasting perhaps one of the strongest players in all New England. And even though the KO team was missing their #2 player, the points were intense and there were few unforced errors on the day. In other words, the points, games, sets and matches were earned, not given away. Tanner Boyle (’17) found himself in the undesirable position of playing KO’s number one. Tanner battled but was unable to find a crack in his opponent’s amour. Quentin van der Lee (’16) continued his outstanding league play dispatching of a very tough and crafty opponent. Q finishes the year with only one league loss. Noah Wilson (’15) and PJ Webb (’15), keeping pace with one another, used all types of shots and variety to earn their victories. Wilson used more ground and pound plus accurate serving, while Webb displayed touch, spin and placement. From there it got very interesting. Mikey Petersen (’17) and Yanno Fernandez (’16) found themselves in dog fights. Mikey, after winning the first two games, broke a string. And having broken the frame of his backup earlier in the week, he was playing with a new racquet for the remainder of the match. But play he did. He blew through the first, stumbled right at the second but battled throughout the entire third to get the victory. Yanno found himself in two close sets including a second set tiebreaker. And after falling behind, Yanno used superb groundstrokes and aggressive swinging volleys to win the match. Great job Bears. Final score: Berkshire 5 – Kingswood 1. The Bears host Avon on Wednesday.
#1. Matt Lord (KO) def. Tanner Boyle (BS) 6-1, 6-0
#2. Noah Wilson (BS) def. Austin Briggs (KO) 6-3, 6-3
#3. PJ Webb (BS) def. Ryan Albanesi (KO) 6-2, 6-3
#4. Quentin van der Lee (BS) def. William Appleton (KO) 6-3, 6-1
#5. Mikey Petersen (BS) def. Morris Manuel Sainz de Baranda (KO) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
#6. Yanno Fernandez (BS) def. Matt Trevethan (KO) 6-4, 7-6(5)
(Order of finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5)