Tennis (Boys): Varsity vs. Choate (5/6/2023 3:30 PM)

Event Details

DA varsity boys tennis fell to rival Choate 5-2 on Saturday, May 6 in Wallingford, CT.
Injury and illness once again affected the team’s lineup, and doubles in particular paid the price: for only the second time all season, DA dropped all three doubles contests. On courts #2 and #3, the Doors battled until 5-6 at which point Choate was able to pull away with 8-5 victories in both matchups. #1 Johnson/Li had a harder time, falling 8-2 to their solid opponents.
In singles, #1 Brick Johnson and #3 Ethan Li were able to avenge their doubles loss with good straight-set wins. #2 Tom Molson battled a talented competitor and almost snagged the second set but ultimately fell in straight sets; #4, 5, and 6 fought hard as well but were unable to win more than 3 games in any of their sets.
The Doors now have a 4-4 record with only three more regular season matches to go. On Wednesday, May 10 the team will travel to Lakeville, CT to compete against Hotchkiss at 4pm.
Order of finish (doubles): 2,1,3
1. J. Henderson/Chon Kim def. Johnson/Li (DA) 8-2
2. W. Henderson/Tongdee def. Sparacio/Naughton 8-5
3. Guo/Ji def. Molson/Diffley (DA) 8-5
Order of finish (singles): 2,3,6,4,5,1
1. Brick Johnson (DA) def. J. Henderson 6-2, 6-1
2. Chon Him def. Tom Molson (DA) 6-0, 7-5
3. Ethan Li (DA) def. Guo 6-2, 6-0
4. W. Henderson def. Anthony Sparacio 6-2, 6-2
5. Ji def. Walker Naughton (DA) 6-3, 6-2
6. Watcharanan def. Ryan Diffley (DA) 6-1, 6-3