Tennis Splits Week at 1-1 with Win Over AHS

With an outstanding win from number one seed Trey Meyer ’09 and two doubles victories, Phillips Academy defeated rival Andover High School 3-2 in the annual scrimmage. At number one singles Meyer beat his AHS opponent in straight sets. Tony Zou ’09 played at the number two spot and Andy West ’08 played at number three. They both lost in straight sets to skilled AHS players. It was left to the doubles matches to decide the scrimmage. Andrew Chan ’08 joined with Bowen Qiu ’09 at number two to grab a second victory. With both doubles wins, Phillips secured the 3-2 victory. Last Saturday Andover traveled to Choate to face a formidable team. Andover lost two tiebreakers in the doubles matches and won two singles matches, resulting in a tough 2 – 5 loss. Meyer and Captain Foster Jebsen ’08 played well at the number one doubles spot, barely losing 9 – 8 on the final point. At number two, Chan and Zou faced fierce competition and were defeated 9-8 in a tiebreaker. In the singles matches, Andover dominated at the number one and two spots. At number one, Meyer easily defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets. At number two, Captain Jebsen led his first set 5 – 0, eventually winning with a score of 6 -2. In his second match he fell behind 4 – 1, but he was able to bounce back quickly and defeat his opponent 6 – 4. Captain Jebsen commented on the team’s loss, “We were disappointed because if we had won the doubles point it all would have been up to Chan, and we are confident that when the match is on the line he will pull it off.”