The Andover Boys Varsity Tennis Team won the Class A New England title for the second year in a row in 2014, while also winning the Stan Smith Award at Nationals in Newport Beach, California in March.
We have a large and popular tennis program at Andover, with a fall co-ed
instructional and intramural program run by USPTR-certified
professional and English teacher Dr. Greg Wilkin and three boys teams
taking part in interscholastic contests in the spring. We play matches
against Taft, Exeter, Deerfield, Choate-Rosemary Hall, St. Paul’s
School, and many of the strongest Boston-area private and public high
schools. Team members play both singles and doubles. We are confident
that the training received enhances their candidacy to strong university
We have lots of fun in tennis here at Andover. We look forward to alumni tennis reunions and matches, wherein our players might get the chance to play against former players like All-American Trey Meyer '09; two-time NEPSITT champion Tom Reifenheiser '90; Peter Palandjian '82, Harvard '89, Moustapha '89 and Ousmane '90 Diop, Senegalese Davis Cuppers and champion doubles players at Oberlin; and 1989 NEPSITT champion Chi-Wai Lam of Yale. A look at the record books shows that tennis at Andover is a great, 120-year-old tradition.
As always, Varsity Tennis is a six-day-a-week commitment. Varsity A may practice in the Cage from 8-9:30 p.m. on rainy or inclement days. A player needs to compete in a Varsity A match to be considered for a letter.
Preeth beat Andrew Burke of Avon Old Farms (8-0), Sam Girian of Groton (8-3), Jan Parizek of Cheshire (9-7) and former NEPSITT champion Nikhil Das of Moses Brown, 6-4, 6-4 to win the title.
First and second doubles took the doubles point and first through fifth singles won in straight sets, the longest being the battle at one between Preeth and Cam Gruss, won by Preeth behind big serving and brave, unerring backhands.
The doubles point came down to a marathon second doubles and a bunch of three-setters in singles tipped Choate's way before Preeth and Chase could bring home clinching victories. Tough, hard-won victories at every level balanced the season series, 1-1.
The Grandparents' Day crowd might have been thought it was Andover who had just gotten off the bus and not the CRH Boars Saturday morning at 11:00, the Choate netters dominating in doubles at first. Preeth, Chase, Nash and Sean won to save the day.
Having won the doubles point, Andover went on to win five singles matches at Brooks, with one left undecided.
Windy, rain-delayed but worthwhile: doubles wins at one and two, and then singles wins from Preeth, Willl, Hayden, Nash and Tyler.
St. Paul's visited from Concord NH for a cool Monday afternoon contest delayed by a strangely persistent mist. Quick doubles wins at two and three propelled us into good singles performances, Preeth, Chase and Nash getting their match points first.
Overcoming some good challenges, Andover prevailed in an indoor, no-ad contest against spirited foes. After a sluggish start in doubles, where our second and third teams made the difference, the Blue got into gear in singles.
Captain Anupreeth Coramutla led the way with big serving and backhands in both singles and doubles, all Andover players having a great day.
Deerfield fought back to tie things at three-all when Tyler Shen had to retire, cramping badly during the last three games, having led in his deciding set 5-1. But ninth-grader Nash Johnson fought his way through a tough third set to clinch it for PA.
Singles results were enough to determine the match in Taft's favor, 4-2, on another windy day in Watertown, Preeth and Nash both playing very tough against excellent opponents in decisive tie-breakers.
After matching last year's placement of fifteenth in the nation at the prestigious National High School All-American Boys Team Invitational in Newport Beach, CA, the Blue fell to a strong BB&N squad indoors.
Anupreeth Coramutla '17 reaches the finals of the A draw in the 2016 NEPSITT; Chase Denholm '18 reached the consolation finals.
Boys Tennis continued its win streak with a telling 6-1 win over a good Choate team, going to 8-2 while making Choate 7-3.
A beautiful match day at home, fun matches, escaping without the loss of a set....what could be better?
Niguidula, Denholm, Jow and Shen take two wins apiece, showing toughness in both doubles and singles.
Despite Anupreeth Coramutla's first loss at number one, Andover swept all sets in second through sixth singles to take the win.
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A shortened format made for exclusively singles play, and Andover lost only the hard-fought second singles.
Andover won the doubles but struggled in singles, with Anupreeth Coramutla the lone victor at three.
Tyler Shen comes through with clinching victory for Boys Tennis.
Another title for Andover's three and four.
4-2 Victory Over NEITA Champions
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