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Saucon Valley Boys Tennis Team Having a Successful Season

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The 2018 Saucon Valley Boys Tennis Team with their managers and coach Dan Fowler

Head coach Joann Ochse reports that the Saucon Valley boys tennis team is having a very successful season, finishing their regular season play with a record of 14 wins and just two losses.

The team recently competed in the Colonial League Team Championships.

Winning the gold medal at first singles was junior Tej Laliwala; the silver medalist at second singles was senior Joel Thompson; and sophomore Michael Andres was silver medalist at third singles.

Gold medalist at first singles was junior Tej Laliwala; silver medalist at second singles was senior Joel Thompson; and silver medalist at third singles was sophomore Michael Andres.

Saucon’s first doubles team of Zach Appel and Damian Dziadowicz also won silver, with second doubles team of John Seipp and Keegan Maykut placing fourth. Overall the boys placed second, behind Moravian Academy.

The District XI singles tournament ended Thursday and “Laliwala, Thompson and Andres competed well,” Ochse said.

Michael Andres won his first round easily and then lost 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 to the #4 seed. Joel Thompson won his first two rounds before losing in the quarterfinals to teammate Tej Laliwala. Tej Laliwala won the silver medal in the championship round.

Next up are the District Team Championships.

Saucon will have a first round home match on Monday, April 30 at 3:45 p.m.


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Josh Popichak

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