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Beaver Country Day School - 2009 Class C Boys' Tennis Champs

The Beaver boys' varsity tennis team won the NEPSAC Class C championship last weekend, beating Rivers School (4-3) and Wooster (7-0). This caps an undefeated season of 12-0.

BCDS boys' tennis coach Pauri Pandian reported on the NEPSAC competition:

Saturday 5/16: After a first round bye in the NEPSAC tournament, boys' tennis defeated Rivers 4-3 in a nail-biter held at St. Sebastian's School. Senior captain Max Rodman and Pierre Planche won their match at 1st Doubles 8-3, but 2nd and 3rd Doubles dropped their matches, 6-8, and 8-9 respectively to give the point to Rivers. The boys turned it, winning at 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th singles. Lukas Mead gave Beaver it's first point, followed quickly by Pierre Planche and Kris Bronner -- who was seeing his first singles action this year. Max Rodman and senior captain Erik Tobias lost their singles matches to tie the score at 3-3. Henry Moorhead was the only player left on court, having split his first two sets. Knowing that the victory would depend on his match, Moorhead rose to the occasion and prevailed 6-2 to give Beaver the win that allowed the team to advance to the finals of the NEPSAC tournament.

Sunday 5/17: Boys' tennis defeated the Wooster School 7-0 to win the NEPSAC tournament. Pierre Planche and Max Rodman at 1st Doubles, and Erik Tobias and Colin Read at 3rd Doubles won their matches 8-0 to give Beaver the doubles point. Pierre Planche and Lukas Mead made quick work of their opponents in singles to put Beaver up 3-0, and Erik Tobias won his match at 5th Singles to clinch the championship for Beaver. Rodman, Kris Bronner, and Colin Read (in his first singles action of the season) all finished soon after, giving BCDS a clean sweep.

BCDS Athletic Director Sherry Levin commented, "We are thrilled with the success that the boys' varsity tennis team has had this season. The entire BCDS community is proud of their accomplishments. Winning the EIL Championship as well as a Class C NEPSAC Championship is a difficult task-- to do it with an undefeated season is remarkable and a credit to their hard work and determination. Congratulations to all the student-athletes and Pauri."

Article courtesy of Beaver Country Day School.