By PAIGE SAENGSOUVANNA
Varsity Boys Tennis won 15-3 in an away match against Northwood on Thursday, April 12. The team is off to a good start this season, continuing their 12-year undefeated streak in league play.
Junior singles starter Aditya Gupta pulled out a win against Northwood’s top singles player Nicholas Wang, an NYU tennis commit, beating him 6-3. Senior Naevin Anukornchaikul won two singles matches as well, beating Northwood’s number two and three singles players. Anukornchaikul dominated both matches, winning both 6-1.
Junior Soomin Lee chipped into the dominant performance by winning his singles match 6-1, increasing University’s lead.
Although Northwood was able to defeat Boys Tennis in two of the singles matches, the team’s 7-2 singles performance opened a large lead for them to build on in the doubles format. In doubles, seniors Patryk Kozlowski and Julian Lafond dominated their matches, helping to widen the margin with a 6-3 win. Juniors Michael Rudin and Luis Moros starred in doubles by winning both of their matches.
“Our ten year PCL winning streak is in large part due to our depth,” said Rudin on the team’s talented roster. “Our doubles team have consistently won six or more of the nine possible sets, and our match against Northwood was no different.”
Senior Kai Soto-Dessen and sophomore substitute Ambarish Rao easily won their doubles match 6-0, after which regular starter junior Minwoo Kwon joined with his partner Soto-Dessen to sweep their next two matches. The wide margin of victory is only made more impressive by the talented roster of Northwood.
The Pacific Coast League has, over the years, become one of the best leagues in the country, making the team’s unprecedented 12-year winning streak a dominant feat.“It is a great privilege to be able to compete successfully at such a high level in one of the best tennis regions in the world,” said Captain senior Leo Krapp.