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Wayne Post
  • Daily Messenger 2013 boys tennis preview capsules

  • A look at the area's boys tennis teams.

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  • Bloomfield Bombers
    COACH Jake Warner
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C
    2012 3-12/lost in first round
    TOP SINGLES PLAYERS Jon Miller, sr.; Scott Murnan, sr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS “They learned the game and won a couple of big doubles matches.”
    COACH’S COMMENT “We have a small and relatively young team. I have a group of competitive guys that are learning the game quickly, and I hope that they learn from every match and surprise a couple teams on the way.”
    Canandaigua Braves
    COACH Bruce Hawkins
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County Div. III/A
    2012 2-9/didn’t qualify for sectionals
    TOP SINGLES PLAYERS Rylan Blowers, sr.; Dylan Fordham, sr.; Aaron Neininger, sr.
    TOP DOUBLES PLAYERS Graham Love, jr.; Jeremy Trevvett, jr.; Rocky Polemini, sr.; Sam Tucker, sr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS “All were lower on the ladder as we graduated the top four from our program last year.”
    COACH’S COMMENT “All are great kids. We’re underexperienced for the league and division we’re in, but they all have heart and soul that will hopefully help us accumulate points.”
    Harley-Allendale Columbia Wolves
    COACHES John Dolan and Raj Singaravelu
    LEAGUE/CLASS Independent/BB
    2012 5-7/lost in first round
    TOP SINGLES PLAYERS Jordan Benjamin, so.; Aaron Mevorach, jr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Won Section 5’s State Qualifier in doubles and went on to win the Consie draw at states
    COACH’S COMMENT “Jordan is on a trajectory to be a five-star (maybe even a blue chip) Division I college recruit; Aaron’s not far behind. They both play consistently from the baseline, move well, and rule the net.”
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Aaron Wang, jr.
    Honeoye Bulldogs
    COACH Don Gardner
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/DD
    2012 14-1/won league and sectional titles
    TOP PLAYERS Brian Manciocchi, so.; Elijah Sacchitella, sr.; Ben Cratsley, sr.; Cody Finster, sr.; Kyle Stone, sr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Manciocchi, Sacchitella and Finster are returning all-stars
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Dustin Tagg and Nate Brewer
    COACH’S COMMENT “We lack experience, but we have the talent to compete for a sectional title if we continue to improve.”
    Marcus Whitman Screaming Eagles
    COACH Bryan Law
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/B
    2012 8-4/lost in quarterfinals
    TOP PLAYERS John Talbot, jr.; Noah Santiago, jr.; Brad Jones, so.; Doug Payne, so.; Brian Gorton, so.; Patrick Pinneo, so.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Talbot went 9-3 at second singles, Santiago went 7-3 at second singles and doubles, Jones went 6-4 at third singles and doubles, and Payne went 6-4 in doubles.
    Page 2 of 2 - COACH’S COMMENT “John Talbot will be filling the shoes of graduate Danny Wickham at first singles. He is psyched for the challenge of first singles. His goals are to do his best and go as far as possible at individual sectionals. Noah and Brad will be jockeying for position at the other two singles spots. They are hungry for wins. Doug and a slew of new players will be fighting for the doubles positions. My team looks deep, which is usually a good sign in tennis.”
    Midlakes Screaming Eagles
    COACH Maggie Turner-Read
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B
    2012 0-10/lost in first round
    TOP SINGLES PLAYERS Jason Simmons, jr.; Ken Shultes, 8th.; Zack White, jr.
    COACH’S COMMENT “With a couple years under their belts, I’m thinking that they will feel much stronger and more confident in their tennis abilities.”
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Jordan House, Gavin Record
    Naples Big Green
    COACH Bill Moesch
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/DD
    2012 8-4/lost in semifinals
    TOP SINGLES PLAYERS Ben Pulver, sr.; Ryan Kifer, sr.
    TOP DOUBLES PLAYERS Luke Iverson, jr.; Jordan Ratt, jr.; Gawain Robinson, so.; Jericho Cervantes, so.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Pulver was a finalist at individual sectionals.
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Leon Fisher, jr..; Conner Dormer, so.; Caleb Carlson, jr.
    COACH’S COMMENT “We hope to improve on our 7-3 record.”
    Newark Reds
    COACH Evan Franchi
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/BB
    2012 5-7/lost in first round
    TOP PLAYERS Ryan Kreuser, so.; B.J. Blair, so.; Jon Norris, sr.; Curtis Mason, sr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Blair and Kreuser went 8-3 at first doubles during the regular season and were first-team All-League selections.
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Jacob Gardner, sr.; Josh Wilck, so.
    Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders
    COACH Tane Robinson
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B
    2012 11-4/won third-straight league title and lost in finals
    TOP PLAYERS Jon Vankouwnberg, jr.; Jordan Pipes, jr.; David Fisher, jr.
    2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Vankouwnberg lost just one match last season at second singles. Pipes is a returning all-league player that had a winning record at third singles.
    COACH’S COMMENT “Jon Vankouwnberg is an incredibly athletic and competitive player, he never gives up on a point or during a match regardless of the score.”
    OTHER TOP PLAYERS Nick Cossaboon, jr.

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