LaGrange Academy boys tennis team is off to a blazing start in 2023

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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The LaGrange Academy boys tennis team is off to a blistering start to the season. The Warriors have earned three region wins to start the season 3-0. 

The first match against Furtah saw the Warriors clean house, winning 5-0. No. 1 singles player Prem Kamat dominated 8-0. No. 2 singles player Alex Jarvholm earned a narrow 9-7 win. No. 3 singles player Martin Zachry cruised to an 8-1 win. Both no. 1 duo partners Kenny Horlander and Jake Ahn and no. 2 doubles partners Zach Tures and Grayson Blair won 8-2 to give the Warriors a dominant start to the season. 

The second matchup of the season saw the Warriors take down Notre Dame 4-1. All three singles players prevailed once again for LaGrange Academy. Kamat won 8-2, Jarvholm earned an 8-1 win and Zachry edged out his opponent 8-4. The doubles partnership of Tures and Blair also earned an 8-4 win. 

The Warriors traveled to Atlanta on Monday to take on Brandon Hall, dominating 5-0 to start 3-0 in GIAA region 1. Kamat and Jarvholm dominated, going a perfect 8-0 as the top two singles players. Zachry earned an 8-1 win to give LaGrange Academy a sweep of the singles players. No. 1 doubles pairing Horlander and Ahn won 8-3 while the no. 2 partnership of Tures and Blair cruised to an 8-1 win.

The girls have not had quite the same success as they are undermanned with just four players on their roster. It will be practically impossible for the team to win any matches this year as they have to forfeit games every match, but the girls who show up have shown out. The Warriors won both games against Furtah with Sowon Kim earning an 8-1 win in singles. Amatullah Fidahussein and Katherine Stogner earned a hard fought 8-6 victory as a doubles partnership. The girls only lost 2-3 despite three forfeits. 

The girls did not have the same success in match two against Notre Dame with none of the girls able to pull out a victory. On Monday, Sowon Kim was able to earn an 8-3 win to improve to 2-1 as an individual this season. 

The Warriors will play region rivals St. George on Thursday at home (LaGrange College bottom courts).