Tennis, Boys: Junior Varsity defeats Loomis

Event Details

JV Boys’ Tennis took on Loomis Chafee on an unseasonably cool May afternoon. Riding a three-game win streak, the Big Green came in with a wealth of momentum and confidence, and translated these positive feelings into another good win.

Once again, Deerfield’s doubles play proved to be a highlight. The Big Green earned identical 8-2 victories at the #1, #2, and #3 positions, all securing early breaks and never giving up their lead. In exhibition doubles, Skye Bacon ’20 and Jackson Palmer ’19 put in an equally strong showing, beating their opponents 8-1.

Having secured the doubles point, Deerfield kept their momentum going with several decisive wins in singles play. Alex Alijani ’19 continued his string of stellar play at #4, winning 6-0, 6-2. Eli Ji ’19 and Jeffrey So ’19 soon followed, both securing straight sets victories at #2 and #3, respectively, and clinching the match for Deerfield. At #5 and #6, Max Bronckers ’17 and Skye Bacon ’20 also earned straight-set victories, albeit in slightly tighter fashion. Finally, at #1, after a slow first set, Joni Otto-Bernstein ’18 quickly turned things around, racing to a 6-0 second set. The third-set super-breaker was a much closer affair, as Joni ultimately fell 8-10. Finally, in exhibition play, Josh Fang ’19 and Jackson Palmer ’19 followed their teammates’ lead, sweeping all three pro-sets at #7-9.

With the 6-1 victory, the team’s record now stands at 6-2 heading into the last stretch of the season. With three matches in seven days, the team is hoping to keep their win streak going until the end of the season!


  1. Jeffrey So/Alex Alijani: 8-2
  2. Max Bronckers/Eli Ji: 8-2
  3. Joni Otto-Bernstein/Sevrin Sarachek: 8-2

4 (ex). Skye Bacon/Jackson Palmer: 8-1


  1. Joni Otto-Bernstein: 5-7, 6-0, (8-10)
  2. Eli Ji: 6-0, 6-4
  3. Jeffrey So: 6-3, 6-0
  4. Alex Alijani: 6-0, 6-2
  5. Max Bronckers: 7-5, 6-3
  6. Skye Bacon: 7-6(3), 6-1

7 (ex). Josh Fang 9-8 (5)

8 (ex). Josh Fang 8-1

9 (ex). Jackson Palmer: 8-1