Saucon Boys Tennis Team Finishes Regular Season With 12-4 Record

Aaron Gardiner and Tej Laliwala (Contributed photo)

The Saucon boys tennis team finished their regular season with a record of 12-4 and a league record of 9-4. They are ranked as one of the top 10 tennis teams in the Express-Times coverage area.

The boys had good results at the District Singles and Doubles Tournament as well as qualifying for Team Districts. They tied for second place in the Colonial League Championships.

In District singles, Tej Laliwala was a quarterfinalist and Aaron Gardiner received the bronze medal for being a semifinalist. Aaron lost to the winner, John Yurconic from Salisbury.

In District doubles, Tej Laliwala and Aaron Gardiner received a bronze medal for competing in the semifinals. They lost to the eventual District Doubles winner Moravian Academy. Joel Thompson and Jake Nichols lost in the quarterfinals. Also participating in the Doubles Tournament were freshmen Zach Appel and Michael Andres. They won their first round match but fell short in the next round.

Every starter earned Colonial All-League mention. Second Team All-League honors went to Tej Laliwala, Joel Thompson, Jake Nichols, Zach Appel and Michael Andres.

Honorable Mention All-League was awarded to Aaron Gardiner and Viktor Ginelli.

I am very proud of this team and all they have accomplished throughout the season.

Joann Ochse, Head Coach

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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