Despite a dominant, quick win at number one from Trey Meyer ’09, the Boys Tennis team suffered a tough loss to a competitive Belmont Hill team on Friday. Andover traveled to Belmont Hill to play on a difficult indoor surface. The team lost several key matches and suffered an upsetting 5-1 loss. The strong Belmont Hill team, favored to win the Independent School League championship this year, dominated in the doubles matches. Belmont Hill defeated Andrew Chan ’08 and Tony Zou ’09 at the number two spot. The losses at the number two and three spots led Belmont Hill to take the doubles point for the match. After the doubles finished, Belmont Hill dominated Andover in almost every singles match due to their team’s great depth and impressive skill level. Captain Foster Jebsen ’08 played the second singles match at number two. In a great display of hard work, effort, and perseverance, Jebsen came back from a 6-1 loss in his first set to take the second 6-1. In the third set he was on serve at 4-3, but was forced to retire due to an injury. Andover’s number one, reigning NEPSITT champion Meyer, easily defeated his Belmont Hill opponent in just fifteen minutes. He dominated with a final score of 6-0. Both Jebsen and Coach Greg Wilkin commented that Belmont Hill was one of the toughest matches this season. Their team had great depth, with its strength being at its number four, five and six spots.
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