Boys Tennis

With a 4-0 sweep over Choate and a 6-0 sweep over Groton, Andover Boys Tennis extended its win streak to four games.

Down 5-2 in Number Three doubles on Wednesday, a team undefeated in the Independent School League (ISL), Daniel Wang ’14 and Tyler Shen ’17 clawed their way to a 9-7 win, giving Andover the doubles point and the momentum to close out a 6-0 sweep.

Andover also demonstrated its single prowess against Groton, dropping a mere 11 games total across Courts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.

Andover crushed Choate last Saturday, bringing the team’s total tally to three answerless victories in a row.

Beginning with doubles, Andover went up a quick 1-0 advantage thanks to wins on all three doubles courts.

William Way ’17 stepped up to the plate at Number Two doubles with Michael Huang ’15, filling in for Co-Captain Henry Kalb ’14, and pulling out a resilient 9-7 win.

Way gave the team its fourth point with his 6-0, 7-5 win at Number Five singles. By that time, Christopher Kralik ’16 had won 6-0, 6-4 and Kalb won 6-3, 6-4. The remaining players were leading in their singles matches.

“We’re not letting our opponents get into their rhythm in singles. We’re being more aggressive and executing much better because we’ve gotten quite comfortable with our games. We’re playing simple tennis and it’s translating into solid singles wins,” said Co-Captain James Heaney ‘14.

Andover faced Andover High School this past Thursday, which gave the team beneficial preparation going into the New England Team Championships on Saturday.

“It’s our goal to win the title again this year, and we can make it happen. We rarely had a full lineup once in the season, which has been problematic, and now we’re going into the tournament healthier than ever and playing stronger than ever,” said Kalb.