Saucon Valley’s Tej Laliwala helped make school history Thursday when he won the District 11 Singles Tournament at Lehigh University’s Indoor Tennis Center, beating Moravian Academy’s Robbie Shaff 6-1, 6-3, in what boys head tennis coach Joann Ochse said was “a very well-played match by both players.”
Wednesday was a big day for Saucon Valley boys varsity tennis. In the Colonial League championship junior Michael Andres and senior Tej Laliwala both won gold medals for first and second tennis singles, each by defeating a Moravian Academy player.
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. 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.