Doubles Duo of Jebsen & Meyer Crucial in 4-3 Win Over Exeter

With three outstanding performances and straight set wins from top players Trey Meyer ’09, Captain Foster Jebsen ’08, and Andrew Chan ’08, Andover defeated its Exeter rivals on Wednesday. With the doubles point adding to the score, Andover won 4-3. At first doubles, Meyer and Captain Jebsen played well, capturing the win with a score of 8-5. Next, Andover’s second doubles pair beat their Exeter opponents 8-6, securing the doubles point for the team. Meyer, playing at the number one singles spot, once again proved his skill and won 6-2, 6-1. Jebsen played at number two, easily winning his first set 6-1 and his second set 6-3. Chan also beat his Exeter opponent in straight sets at number three. On Saturday the team played in the quarterfinals of the annual NEITA tournament. Andover, which was top-seeded in the A-division of the tournament, faced Loomis on its home courts. The first match of the day was number one doubles. Meyer and Jebsen proved unstoppable once again, finishing off their Loomis opponents 8-1. At number one singles Meyer dominated his Loomis opponent 6-0, 6-1. Chan also won decisively in straight sets. After two tough losses at the number three and four spots, it was up to Captain Jebsen and Jin Won Lee ’08 to win it for Andover. Jebsen displayed great effort and won his match 6-4, 6-3. Lee was also victorious, winning 6-3 in his first set and 7-5 in his second. These four wins in singles led Andover to clinch a spot in the semifinals against Hotchkiss, the most recent champions of the tournament. Playing singles first, Meyer faced a strong, versatile opponent at number one. With his great court coverage and brilliant shot selection, Meyer won 6-4, 6-1. Hotchkiss battled the feisty Andover squad to an eventual win.