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Varsity Tennis - Boys
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Varsity Season Record: 6-8
Captain: Daniel Dorman ’16 and Peter Kuri ’16
Athletic Awards: Most Valuable Player: Peter Kuri ’16; Most Improved Player: Alec Wilson ’16; Coaches Award: Daniel Dorman ’16
The boys tennis team started the season strong with four straight wins against Lake Ridge Academy, Archbishop Hoban High School, Gilmour Academy and Central Catholic High School in Canton.
Although a team with few returning athletes, those remaining stepped up to push through the tough matches. “The boys handled themselves very maturely and truly played their best. You can always ask for them to play hard, but it’s great when they give it their all on their own,” said Coach Sebastien Glinzler. “You can always tell an athlete’s character by how much they put in, and they certainly did that this season.”
From the first match to the last, the team competed harder than most. Coaches Award recipient Daniel Dorman ’16 and the MVP Peter Kuri ’16, both captains this season, raised the spirits of the team with their character and leadership qualities.
Will Portnoy ’17 and Kevin Escott ’18, stepped up in the doubles realm, working well together and adjusting as needed to provide tough competition during many of the matches. Portnoy, or “Mr. Hands” as he was referred to by many, was a phenomenal asset this season. Also stepping up was underclassman Kevin Wu ’18, who tried out for the team this spring. Glinzler was struck by his ability to shine above the rest and was proud to see him consistently improve throughout the season to the last match.
Graduating this spring and Most Improved Player award recipient Alec Wilson ’16 was a huge asset to the team and played exceptionally well, most notably during the Hawken Upper School tournament in which he placed third.