Boys Varsity Tennis falls 3-2 to Collegiate, loses chance at Ivy Prep League Champion


Will Chasin, Staff Writer

The Boys Varsity Tennis (BVT) team was defeated 3-2 by Collegiate in the Ivy Invitation Quarterfinal this Monday. “It was a total disappointment,” Co-Captain Max Meyer (12) said.

At the end of the regular season, teams are seeded into the Ivy Invitation — a tournament with the rest of the teams in the Ivy Preparatory League — based on their season records. BVT, the fifth seed, played the quarterfinal match against Collegiate, the fourth seed. Because of the defeat, BVT will not be able to compete for the Ivy League title this year. They will still compete in consolation matches to place fifth or lower. 

The Lions faced Collegiate the week before, where they had also lost 3-2, Malcolm Furman (12) said. They expected a similar level of competition on Monday and prepared for the match with intense practices.

The singles matches did not have the best results, Gray Gordon (9) said. The team’s first singles player, Lukas Frangenberg (10), forfeited after the first set due to illness. Their second singles player, Max Meyer (12), lost in straight sets to a tough opponent. Gordon, the team’s third singles, won his match. 

First doubles Malcolm Furman (12) and Luke Peng (10) lost in two sets, followed by second doubles Nalla Sagna (12) and Josh Winiarsky (12) winning both sets. In the deciding match, first doubles lost to a pair that they had already beaten earlier in the season.

In spite of the loss, there were some standout moments in the matches. “Nalla Sanga brought the energy and really got the team pumped up through the match,” Gordon said.