The Belmont Hill Varsity and JV tennis teams are performing incredibly well so far this season. Both teams are currently undefeated, with Varsity at a record of 5-0 and JV with a record of 3-0. The team has already found success where previous teams have struggled. Both the Varsity and JV teams defeated Roxbury Latin 9-6 and 9-3, respectively. Varsity had an especially satisfying win over their ISL rival. Down 2-1 in sets after the doubles round, the team needed to rally in order to win a total of the eight sets necessary to claim the match. As the match progressed, the set totals went back and forth until only two singles matches remained; Belmont Hill was trailing 6-5. Out of the four remaining sets, Belmont Hill required three sets to win. The responsibility rested on the shoulders of seniors Charlie Danziger and Nico Valette. Both played incredible tennis and clinched the match, not only winning the three necessary sets but the fourth as well. After the weekend wins over Dexter and Governor’s Academy, the varsity team travelled to St. Paul’s School. The team demonstrated both great skill at the top of the ladder and amazing depth, winning in dominant fashion. Both teams are looking forward to the remainder of the season, which includes some very tough competition in BBN, Groton, and Brooks. Under the guidance and direction of Coach McNamara and leadership of senior captains Ben Lebowitz and Charlie Danziger, the tennis team is confident and is striving to attain an ISL title.
Varsity Tennis Remains Undefeated in 2016 Season
by John Paul Champaon May 5, 2016