Tennis, Boys: Junior Varsity defeats Hotchkiss

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The Deerfield Boys’ JV tennis team hit the long road to Lakeville, CT for their season opener against Hotchkiss. Despite the many hours on the road, the boys showed no signs of fatigue, earning a decisive 7-0 victory. To start off, the Big Green earned the doubles point with resounding wins across the board. Sevrin Sarachek ’17 and Skye Bacon ’20 were first off court with an 8-1 victory at #3. The sophomore tandem of Alex Alijani ’19 and Jeffrey So ’19 followed soon after, with an 8-2 victory at #2. Not to be outdone by their teammates, Eli Ji ’19 and Joni Otto-Bernstein ’18 followed suit with an 8-5 victory at #1. Playing exhibition, Max Bronckers ’17 and Jackson Palmer ’19 also earned a victory, beating their opponents 8-5.

Singles proved to be much of the same, as straight-set victories at the #1-4 positions quickly clinched the match for the Big Green. Jeffrey So ’19 at #3, Alex Alijani ‘19 at #2, Joni Otto-Bernstein ’18 at #4, and Eli Ji ’19 #1 all picked up victories in quick succession. The bottom of the ladder proved to be a closer affair, as seniors Sevrin Sarachek  and Max Bronckers both split the first two sets at #5 and #6, respectively. Both boys showed impressive mettle, however, winning 10-8 and 10-3 in their super-breakers. In exhibition play, Skye Bacon had a tight loss at #7, and Jackson Palmer fell to a tough opponent at #9. Josh Fang served double-duty, earned victories at both the #8 and #10 positions.

All in all, a wonderful start to the tennis season. The boys hope to continue their winning ways at home against Cardigan this Saturday.


1: Eli Ji/Joni Otto-Bernstein: 8-5

2: Alex Alijani/Jeffrey So: 8-2

3: Sevrin Sarachek/Skye Bacon: 8-1

4 (ex): Max Bronckers/Jackson Palmer: 8-5


1: Eli Ji: 6-4, 6-3

2: Alex Alijani: 6-1, 6-3

3: Jeffrey So: 6-1, 6-1

4: Joni Otto-Bernstein: 6-2, 6-4

5: Sevrin Sarachek: 6-4, 1-6, (10-8)

6: Max Bronckers: 6-4, 4-6, (10-3)

7 (ex): Skye Bacon: 7-9

8 (ex): Josh Fang 9-8(5)

9 (ex): Jackson Palmer 3-8

10 (ex): Josh Fang 8-3