Injuries No Threat to Win Streak

Andover Boys Tennis overtook St. Paul’s 4-2 last Monday and followed up with a decisive 6-0 win against Dexter Southfield this Wednesday.

Number Two singles player Christopher Kralik ’16 was unable to play in the match against St. Paul’s due to an injury. Despite missing a player, the team played confidently and assertively on Monday.

Number One Co-Captain James Heaney ’14 won in a nailbiter, taking the match-determining tiebreaker 13-11. Co-Captain Henry Kalb ’14, Dan Wang ’14 and Jonathan Jow ’16 also contributed key wins to Andover’s team victory.

Andover continued this upward momentum against Dexter on Wednesday, sweeping the team in just over an hour.

“We’ve really picked it up and executed nicely. Our singles started clicking once we realized how important it was to not lose concentration and hang in there on every single point,” said Kalb.

Heaney said, “Against Dexter I think I played my best match of the season. The player I played was as good if not better than my St. Paul’s opponent, but I was more focussed and I went for my shots more.”

Andover will play Choate away this Saturday and return home on Monday to play Groton. With two weeks left in the season, Andover’s record stands at 6-2.

“I think we are doing better than we were before, we are still a little bit injured so that’s kind of a problem. People are sort of in and out, and they haven’t been able to be 100 percent all of the time. Hopefully people will recover; that’s my hope,” said Heaney.