Login
Skip to content

Tiger boys' tennis nipped by St. Albans, 4-3

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Tennis.jpg
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Eric Podraza chases down a ball during a match against BFA St. Albans. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team opened its season at home on Saturday afternoon with a tight, 4-3, loss to BFA-St. Albans.

Three individual matches featured tiebreakers, and the Tigers, all of whom are underclassmen, won two out of the three. But the final tiebreaker — at No. 5 singles by a score of 13-11 — went to the Bobwhites and swung the match their way.

First-year coach Andy Killorin noted the Tiger in that match, sophomore Marcelo Hanta-Davis, fought off four match points in the tiebreaker, and praised his opponent, Nicholas Striggow for also hanging tough. 

“Marcelo played an exceptional match of a similar opponent,” Killorin said. “Credit to St. Albans, who eventually came through.”

Overall, Killorin said the Tigers did well for the first competitive match of the spring.

“I’m very pleased. (It was) a great first outing,” he said. “Of course, there is always more stuff to work on.”

Killorin was particularly happy with his winning players: junior No. 1 Elliot Abbot, who won in a tiebreaker; the No. 1 doubles team of Nick Holmes and Jon Fitzcharles, who prevailed in straight sets; and the No. 2 doubles team of junior Jerry Staret and sophomore Max Mayone, who rallied from a set down to win a tiebreaker.

“Elliott showed resilience, mental toughness, and some clutch hitting to win after losing the first set,” Killorin said.

Killorin said Fitzcharles and Holmes, both six-foot-one, used their height to good advantage.

“They were on top of their game and played at an exceptionally high level,” he said. “When they took the net it was very hard to pass them.”

Staret and Mayone showed resiliency, Killorin said.

“Coming back from losing the first set, and being down in the third set tiebreaker, they showed great poise under pressure to eventually get the win,” he said.  

The full results were:

• No. 1 singles: Abbott (Middlebury) defeated Sam Costes, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6).

• No. 2 singles: Jake Remillord (St. Albans) defeated Bo Tran (Middlebury), 6-4, 6-3.

• No. 3 singles: Thomas Allerton (St. Albans) defeated Bob Avery (Middlebury), 7-5, 6-2.

• No. 4 singles: Phil McKay (St. Albans) defeated Eric Podraza (Middlebury), 6-2, 6-0.

• No. 1 singles: Striggow (St. Albans) defeated Marcelo Hanta-Davis, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (13-11).

• No. 1 doubles: Holmes and Fitzcharles (Middlebury) defeated Laurent Gagne and Dan Barrow (St. Albans), 6-1, 6-1.

• No. 2 doubles: Staret and Mayone (Middlebury) defeated Jacob DuBellis and Jake Pelkey, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10).

Addy Indy News Digest

The latest in Addison County news, every Monday and Thursday.

Connect with us

Comments