Country Day boys’ tennis starts with a strong serve
by Cindy Sureephong
Published - 03/15/13 - 11:05 AM | 5915 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior Jack Murphy connects with the ball.  Courtesy ADemskiPhotography
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The boys’ La Jolla Country Day School tennis team wasted no time plowing into their season, which began on Feb. 27 and is already seeing success with the varsity and JV team boasting a combined total of seven matches and two tournaments under their belt.

The Torreys are being led by mature and experienced upperclassmen that consist of Amir Ferry, Alex Khorsandian, Jack Murphy, Gabriel Pamich, David Shaw and Ethan Krant. In addition, returning sophomores include Andrew Schiffman, Max Mereles, Julian Fricks, Cael Dadian, Rohil Parikh and Brian Mak. The team has also welcomed an impressive bunch of freshmen players, and is looking to have a successful year and — hopefully — a championship title this year.

The Torreys have a tough season ahead of them, as their schedule is packed with top San Diego and Los Angeles schools. The tough schedule is meant to prepare them for the CIF championships and their goal to make regionals at the end of the year, where they will compete against the top schools in Southern California.

Just a week and a half into the season, the varsity team has completed four matches and competed in the La Jolla Country Day Invitational. The tournament was held on March 1-2 and hosted San Diego and Los Angeles’ top tennis teams, including University High, Corona del Mar, Harvard-Westlake, Palos Verdes, Torrey Pines, La Jolla High, Cathedral Catholic and Country Day. The tournament was won by Corona del Mar, and the Torreys finished in sixth place.

At press time, the varsity team had an overall record of 6-4, and had already won all of its in-season matches against Westview, Point Loma High, Cathedral Catholic and St. Augustine High.

The JV team has also started off the season on the right foot with an overall record of 6-2. The team won two out of three of in-season matches and came in third place at the First Serve Tournament at the Barnes Tennis Center.

Asked how he felt about the team two weeks into the season, senior varsity player Jack Murphy said, “We are going to win CIF and as a senior, that’s all I want to do!”

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