Cardigan Thirds tennis match was a nail-biter against rival, The Eaglebrook School. Losing a couple of close scored matches, the Cougars won the exhibition match, which would have resulted in a tie with the Eagles; however, exhibition matches do not count. The team was disappointed, but all the players acted like gentlemen.
Dan Perricone, Head Coach
Brady Leisenring, Assistant
Luca Barbosa, Zapopan, Mexico
Kenny Chen, Qingdao, China
Charles Goodyear, Sun Valley, ID
Justin Lee, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Lee, Seoul, South Korea
A.J. Lesburt, Derry, NH
*John Li, Shenzen, China
Tinashe Muhlauri, Meriden, NH
Birken Silitch, Canaan, NH
Jihwan Sung, Seoul, South Korea
Jerry Wang, Seoul, South Korea
Tony Zou, Shanghai, China
The Cardigan Thirds Tennis Team had their third and final match with Tilton this Wednesday, once again coming out victorious. Jihwan Sung ‘19 played his usual marathon singles match, which lasted well into the final doubles matches. For the first time, Luca Barbosa ‘21 and AJ Lesburt ‘19 were bumped into number 5 and 6 singles respectively and played well despite most of their experience being in doubles matches. All around, the team played well and showed great sportsmanship. Go Cougars!
The Cougars traveled down to Eaglebrook and played an unexpected 12 rounds of singles rather than the usual 6 singles/3 doubles. With players on the team playing their first singles match, anxieties were high. Despite a strong showing, particularly from Tom Wo Choi Li ‘20 who played a long and hard match against the Eagle’s #1 player, the Thirds squad couldn't clinch more than 4 out of 12 matches. The Cougars look forward to a rematch on Eaglebrook Day!
The Cardigan Thirds Tennis Team closed out their fifth consecutive win of the season when Vermont Academy came to play at the lakeside Ramos Tennis Courts. Despite a much improved showing from the Wildcats, the Cougars were able to secure 5 out of 9 matches to win the day. A couple of highlight matches included Kenny Chen's ‘20 winning comeback from a 4-1, and, playing doubles together for the first time, Justin Lee ‘20 and Jihwan Sung ‘19. Lee and Sung eventually lost but it was a laughter-filled match at number 1 doubles spot that was fun to watch both in terms of competition and how much fun all four players seemed to be having. Way to go, Thirds Tennis!
Earning their fourth consecutive win, the Cardigan Thirds Tennis Team came out strong on a chilly, windy day at the Tilton School. Jerry Wang ‘19 proved why he is in the first seed, facing a tough opponent who played down from Tilton's upper level team. Wang rose to the occasion and came out on top. Despite some close matches, the Cougars dominated once again in singles and doubles, with A.J. Lesburt ‘19 and Luca Barbosa ‘21 clinching the only tie breaker on the day. Way to go, Cougars!