Victory On Every Rung

Andover Boys Tennis steamrolled BB&N last Wednesday with a 7-0 domination to kick off its regular season.

Trey Jennings ’12, the only Senior to take the court on Wednesday, won a standout match against BB&N. Jennings lost his first set but scraped out two more to win 5-7, 6-3, 12-10.

“Jennings returns to the tennis program this year and has amazed bystanders with the booming sound of his forehand and serve; he’s also a very confident, effective volleyer, a trait that will come in handy in our crucial doubles play,” said Coach Greg Wilkin.

Captain Alasdair McClintic ’13 also delivered a spectacular performance in the number one singles slot. His opponent was not to be underestimated, as he has beaten last year’s Co-Captain Peter Heidrich ’11. McClintic grabbed a lead in the first set 5-3, but his opponent had to retire due to an Achilles injury.

Both James Heaney ’14 and Alec Buck ’13, playing number two and number four singles respectively, cruised through their matches and won 6-0, 6-0.

“The wind was insane. I basically had to play very consistently, keep the ball in play, and find the opportune moments to put it away,” said Heaney.

Malachi Price ’13 took the court as relentlessly as his teammates and beat his opponent 6-1, 6-2.

“[Price] was definitely overpowering his opponent. He was playing very smoothly, and he hit well,” said Heaney.

Quinn Daly ’13, a new addition to the team currently playing number five singles, won 6-4, 6-0.

“[Daly] made the move from Varsity B and has competed very well in challenge matches, using his strength, determination and improvisational ability,” said Wilkin.

McClintic and Heaney made up a dangerous number one doubles team, winning 8-2. Playing number two doubles, Price and Daly took charge of the court and pulled out a win at 8-5. Buck and Jennings finished the day with another victory of eight games to three.

“Overall, we didn’t have any trouble. As for my doubles match, Alec [Buck] was playing good tennis since he was on a roll from his easy singles match,” said Jennings.

The team now hopes to carry its momentum into the rest of its matches, starting with Taft this afternoon.