Tennis set to compete at Coaches Classic


Joe and Linda Stern

The boys tennis team is 12-0 to start the season. They will compete in the GCTCA Coaches Classic Tournament from Apr 23 to 25. This is their best start in team history.

The Varsity A boys tennis team is off to their best start in team history. They currently sit at 12 and 0, ranked atop the Greater Miami Conference (GMC), Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association (GCTCA), and Ohio Tennis Coaches Association (OTCA) standings at number one.

Victories over OTCA second ranked Upper Arlington (four-one), third ranked Toledo St. Johns (five-zero), and fourth ranked Massillon Jackson (four-one) helped propel them to the top.

The team also has wins over defending Division II State Champions Cincinnati Country Day School, OTCA eighth ranked St. Ignatius, and fourth ranked OTCA Division II Columbus Academy, not to mention going five-zero in GMC play to start the season.

“We are definitely off to a good start but we have to play like we are behind. If we get too confident, we will lose focus,” said sophomore Regis Liou.

The next stop is the GCTCA Coaches Classic Tournament. This annual competition brings the top teams (DI and DII) from the Cincinnati Area together over a span of two days to compete for the Coaches Classic Trophy.

Last season, the team tied with Mason for first, but lost by virtue of a tiebreaker. The team aims for the coveted title this season as it was not won last year.

“The Coaches Classic is always fun because you get to compete against all of your friends from other schools that you play with year round. I always look forward to it,” said junior Alex Taylor.

To follow the tournament with live updates, follow @aves10s on Twitter. It is held at Mason High School, and begins on Thurs April 23. The finals conclude on Sat April 25.