BCC respectable showing in Counties
The 2019 Varsity Boys Tennis Barons gave respectable performances in Counties with three semi-finalists and one finalist among the seven courts in play.
The seniors led the charge. On the first doubles court, Senior Garmani Thein and Sophomore Elliott Lovinger (#4 seed) went the distance against Wootton in the semifinals before falling 6-1, 1-6, 6-0. On the second doubles court, seniors Garrick Adams and Calum Fraser (#2 seed) beat rival Whitman in a tough three-setter semifinals (4-6,6-4,7-5) to move to the finals where they fought hard in a match closer than the score suggests (1 & 1). On the third doubles court, seniors Andrew Cha and Victor Platzer (#4 seed) cruised through the early draw before falling in the semifinals to Wootton (2&2).
In their first post-season tournament play, the underclassmen performed admirably and lay a strong foundation for next season. Frosh Jax Khademi (#4 seed) cruised through the draw at #3 singles before falling 5 and 1 to the #1 seed in semifinals. Sophomore Nathaniel Winik, seeded #5 in the bracket on the first singles court, toughed out a three-setter against the #4 seed in the quarterfinals, taking the first set (4-6, 6-1,6-4). On the fourth singles court, sophomore Philippe Abizeid drew the #2 seed from Wootton in the first round but performed valiantly. And in an unfortunate miscommunication, junior Zach Martel suffered a default on the second singles court.
Finishing with a 9-3 record, the 2019 Tennis Barons bid farewell to the seven seniors and look forward to the 2020 season with a strong group of underclassmen who will be led by sole senior Zach Martel.