A brief respite from what has been a series of winter whiplashes in April at the Point provided the Green Tennis Team the opportunity to continue it’s round robin singles tournament. Halfway through the tournament, played on Saturday, Jason Lee ’21 and Mateo Escalante ’22 are leading the group in points, having been undefeated. Within striking distance are Alejandro Rojas ‘22; Gustavo Struck ’22; and Michael Liu ’22. Indy Grossbard ’22, a more recent addition to the team also staged an upset over a more experienced player.
The highlight of Saturday’s events was the match between two of the younger players on the team; Alex Wang ’23 and Sungyun Kim ’23.
Both boys played tenaciously, forcing a tie-breaker. All other matches, having been completed, the coaches summoned the rest of the team to watch the two youngsters play their tie-breaker. Wang and Kim did not disappoint the gallery. The first point of the tie breaker involved 12 strokes, prompting the gallery to rise to their feet and applauded the two combatants. Throughout the tie breaker, the concentration and determination of both boys did not waver. Kim eventually prevailed with a score of 8-6. Clearly, the coaches are pleased with the bright prospects for the varsity tennis team when interscholastic competition resumes – soon!