Boys varsity tennis defeated Westview High School 11-7 on Mar. 25 in TPHS’ fifth match of the season. Varsity head coach John DeLille was at an away game with the JV boys tennis team, so co-captains Sreeganesh Manoharan (10), Max Liu (11) and Charlie Pei (11) controlled the lineup that DeLille set up.
Manoharan said he “felt confident that [the team was] going to win,” and even though number one singles player and number four ranked player in the nation Jacob Brumm (9) had a hurt hip and usual number two doubles player Henry Ji (12) was playing an International Tennis Federation qualifying tournament, the singles players won six out of nine matches and doubles won five out of nine.
Number two singles player Pei swept the singles lineup, winning every match 6-0. Number one doubles players Manoharan and partner Timothy Sah (9) won their first match 6-1 and were then subbed out.