Boys’ V Tennis Takes Season Opener

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

In new head coach Blaine Davies’ official debut, Mercersburg’s boys’ varsity tennis team picked up a victory for its new boss, winning four of five singles matches and one doubles match to claim a 5-4 win over visiting Washington High School March 30 at the Smoyer Tennis Center.

The Blue Storm got victories at the #2, #4, #5, and #6 singles positions, as well as at #3 doubles. Arnav Pallapothu ’23 won his doubles’ match with teammate Zane Arky ’23, and then breezed through his singles’ contest.

RESULTS
Singles

#1 Sujay Prasath (WHS) def. Jamie Talley ’23 (M), 6-3, 6-4
#2 Goshi Kamiya ’22 (M) def. Jack Schottler (WHS), 6-1, 7-5
#3 Nathan Perry (WHS) def. Logan Butts ’23 (M), 6-3, 6-0
#4 Arnav Pallapothu ’23 (M) def. Jake Kable (WHS), 6-0, 6-0
#5 Oscar Su ’25 (M) def. Aiden Walker (WHS), 6-2, 6-1 
#6 Declan Butts ’22 (M) def. Peter Mejia (WHS), 6-1, 3-6, 10-6

Doubles
#1 Prasath/Schottler (WHS) def. Talley/Kamiya (M), 9-7
#2 Perry/Walker (WHS) def. L. Butts/Su (M), 9-7
#3 Zane Arky ’23/Pallopathu (M) def. Kable/Mejia (WHS), 8-6

Mercersburg (1-0) hosts Blair Academy in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League match Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m.

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JV result: Mercersburg 6, Washington 3

Singles
#1 Adam Deavers ’23 (M) def. Alex Dreflak (W), 6-3, 6-1
#2 Adam Malmud ’23 (M) def. Bryan Maccubbin (W), 1-6, 6-2, 11-9 (tiebreak)
#3 Jason Butler-VanderLinden ’23 (M) def. Noah Tan (W), 6-3, 6-1  
#4 Tristan Kluth ’24 (M) def. Carter Blake (W), 7-6, 6-4
#5 Nathaniel Goodhart ’24 (M) def. Gavin Sokel (W) 6-2, 6-1 
#6 Clayton Heffebow (W) def. Nathan Gotera ’24 (M), 2-6, 6-4, 12-10 (tiebreak)

Doubles
#1 Dreflak/Austin Vickers (W) def. Ben Cho ’24/Jelly Nguyen ’24 (M), 8-4
#2 River Erkenbrecher ’23/Alessandro Misciatelli Bernardini ’23 (M) def. Maccubbin/Tan (W), 8-6
#3 Blake/Sokel (W) def. Orhan Abalioglu ’24/Alex Van Ess ’24 (M)


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