Boys Varsity Tennis
A long day of tennis and a new tournament format resulted in the boys tennis team reclaiming the 2017 PAAC Championship in tennis. Having won the championship in 2015, they lost to University in the semi-finals last year.
Two rounds of matches went by and found the Owls winning in all positions and climbing into the championship round. They capped off the day with their solitary loss coming at 2-singles where University's Sean Markey defeated Burris' Andrew Combs 6-4, 7-5. In all other positions. The Owls turned in dominant performances in both doubles positions.
The standout player of the day was Jack Elvin who played in place of injured Mason Waldron at 1-singles. Jack had a long road starting his day with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Shortridge's Julian Lynch. Then, in the match of the day, he split sets with University's Logan Hubbard, 1-6 and 6-4, forcing a deciding super-tiebreak. Jack jumped out to a 7-1 lead only to lose the next 5 points before he could finish it out 10-6. Jack then moved on to defeat International's Jackson Payton 6-2, 6-1 to win the championship.
It was a good opportunity for revenge as Burris faced University in every position at some point in the tournament and beat them in 4 of the 5.
For their part, University still finished second in the new format, taking second place finishes in 3-singles and 2-doubles and first place finish in 2-singles. International finished third by taking second place in 1-singles and 1-doubles.
If each round of the tournament is counted, the Owls are now 7-5 on the season.