With the closing of Pennsylvania schools due to the Coronavirus comes the suspension of the 2020 PIAA Spring sports season. Saucon Valley student-athletes, like all other disheartened student-athletes across the state, are prohibited from practice and competition for the time being.
For the first time in many, many years the Spring preseason got underway with premium weather conditions. On Monday, March 9th the campus was buzzing with activity. The season, however, grinded to a halt on Friday the 13th with an announcement made from the Saucon Valley School District that pulled the plug on sports and restricted the use of campus facilities. This directive came on the heels of Governor Wolf’s order to close all Pennsylvania schools for two weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All Pennsylvania schools are now shuttered indefinitely.
As joyful as it may be for some students to not have to wake up early and travel to school during the mandated closure, approximately 285 Panther student-athletes are, no doubt, suffering heavily from cabin fever and, with a heavy heart, restlessly craving to be reunited with their extra-curricular passion. It is with this recreational injustice in mind that Saucon Source wants to spread a little love and shine a warm spotlight on those who are currently house-bound and benched due to COVID-19.
Here is a little tribute to your 2020 Saucon Valley High School Boys Tennis team!
- Gregory Ackerman
- Joseph Andres
- Michael Andres
- Aigar Boltyenkov
- Lei Carr
- Ronald Charles Carr
- Matthew Corcoran
- Brody Farace
- Nicolas Morawski
- Matthew Nagy
- Ryan Salmon
- Brennen Van Helmondt
- Thomas Ward
SENIOR POWER!: Michael Andres and Nick Morawski
- Head Coach: Michael Krentz
- Assistants: Deb Philpotts and Roger Ochse
“This is my first year as head tennis coach at Saucon Valley, although I’ve been with the team as an assistant since 2007. I was really looking forward to the season, and the players were too. We have thirteen players on the team, including some newcomers to tennis on up to three returning varsity players. We are young, but have good senior leadership. Nicolas Morawski did not play last year, but he was really looking forward to being in our lineup, probably at doubles.Our team leader is senior Michael Andres, who won a gold medal at number two singles last year in the Colonial League tournament. He worked hard in the off-season, and came in ready to compete for gold in both our league and in District 11.We all hope the schools will reopen, and that we will be able to play some tennis very soon.”
SVHS Head Boys Tennis Coach, Mike Krentz
Hang in there SV Tennis, the Source is with you!