The varsity tennis team has high expectations for the 2017 season. Last year, the team went undefeated in ISL play on their way to a league championship, advancing to the finals of the New England Tournament before losing to powerhouse Hopkins Academy. After losing first singles player Ben Leibowitz and starters Charlie Danziger and Nico Valette, the reigning champions are looking to old contributors and young new faces to make an impact. Captains Jack Ablon ‘17, who will play tennis next year at Division I Colgate University, and Owen Greenwood ‘17 lead the team in the season that they have nicknamed the Road to Repeat. Belmont Hill also returns number three player Danny Tsyvin ‘18 and expects significant contributions from middle schoolers Andrew Lee ‘20, Matt Drucker ‘20, Aaron Belluck ‘21, and Jarret Chen ‘22. The team boasts strong depth, as all ten players are capable of playing in the ever-changing six person starting lineup. Defending their title will not be easy; perennial rivals Roxbury Latin and BB&N are once again dangerous, and Belmont Hill already suffered a tough loss to RL in their second game. The team has since bounced back and will surely be in contention for another title and a deep run into the New England Tournament.