Tennis - Boys Varsity
|Date:||April 23, 2014|
Event Recap:Singles #1. EJ Gordon (KS) def. Tanner Boyle (BS) 5-7, 6-4, 10-3 #2. Noah Wilson (BS) def. Toshio Nagura (KS) 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-7 #3. PJ Webb (BS) def. Anthony Rinaldi (KS) 6-0, 6-7(5), 10-4 #4. Quentin van der Lee (BS) def. Boom Tiruppabha (KS) 6-3, 6-3 #5. Mikey Petersen (BS) def. Brendan Copp (KS) 6-2, 6-3 #6. Yanno Fernandez (BS) def. Xaviar Martinez (KS) 6-0, 6-0 (Order of finish: 6, 4, 5, 3, 2, 1) Doubles #1. Wilson/Webb (BS) def. Gordon/Nagura (KS) 8-5 #2. Boyle/van der Lee (BS) def. Rinaldi/Tiruppabha (KS) 8-4 #3. Petersen/Lee (BS) def. Martinez/Bian (KS) 8-2 (Order of finish: 2, 3, 1) The weather continues to not cooperate and the Bears needed to the leave the friendly confines “under the mountain” to travel to Kent School. Coach Hunt’s team, much deeper and disciplined than last year, gave the Bears a much closer match that the 6-1 score would indicate. The Bears got out of the gates quickly, sweeping the doubles. Boyle/van der Lee used bigger serving and poaching to sprint to the finish. Petersen/Lee uped their energy at the hallway point and cruised. Wilson/Webb made good adjustments in the serve and return game to lock up the sweep. From there, it was two different matches. Yanno Fernandez (’16) rolled using superior groundstrokes. Quentin van der Lee (’16) made many adjustments and battled through the flu to win. Mikey Petersen (’17) assured the Bears of the victory when he blasted many groundstrokes and played competitive points from start to finish. PJ Webb (’15), battling one of the most athletic opponents he’s faced in his three years, righted the ship after the second set to win in a super breaker. Noah Wilson (’15), dropped the first set and faced two match points, but didn’t break. He displayed a level of competitiveness that is rarely matched to win in a super breaker too. Tanner Boyle (’17) had the toughest match and came up just short. He can be proud that he took the first set and the outcome of the match relied on only a few hard-fought points that didn’t go his way. Final score 6 – 1. The Bears host Hotchkiss School on Saturday.