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article in Sudbury Town Crier June 18, 2013

Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 by Todd Richman
By Bryan Richman/Sports Correspondent
Posted Jun 18, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

The Lincoln-Sudbury boys’ tennis team finished its season on a high note with an impressive 3-2 upset win over an extremely tough Boston Latin Academy team.

  Senior John Kodera played tough in a difficult match at number one singles, losing 6-0, 6-1 while junior Chase Levitt also fell at second singles, 6-2, 6-1.

  Playing third singles, freshman Matt Organisak pulled off a much-needed upset for L-S.  After losing the first set 0-6, he came back strong and won the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3.

  At number one doubles, senior captains Nate Kong and Bryan Richman started out hot, winning the first set 6-1, but then lost the second 2-6.  In a tough third set, they were able to fight back and with the match with a 7-6 victory, winning the tiebreaker 7-1.

 The Warriors' strong second doubles team of sophomore Hayden Koerwer and junior Doug Hornstein picked up the third victory for L-S, winning 7-6 (7-4) in the first set and 6-2 in the second. 

A young L-S team, led by senior captains Richman and Kong and senior Kodera, were able to win three of its last five matches of the season en route to an impressive 6-10 record in a very tough division.

  In addition to the win at Latin Academy, the Warriors upset a strong Wayland team in the first match of the season, and went on to victories against Boston Latin, Waltham, Newton South, and Framingham. 

At the very tough first singles spot, Kodera, the only Warrior to play every match, was tough all year. Levitt played second singles for L-S for the second half of the season, and came through with some clutch victories for the Warriors.

  Organisak had an impressive first year on the team, winning matches at number two singles early in the season and then finishing with a 5-3 record at third singles, including the win over Latin Academy.

  Sophomore David Hyer, also in his first year playing varsity, won three of his first four matches at third singles, and won matches at first and second doubles.

  At first doubles, Kong and Richman played well in a tough position, winning six matches, including three that were critical to matches that L-S won 3-2.

 At second doubles, Koerwer and Hornstein, both in their first years on varsity, were strong all year, finishing their season 8-4.  Overall, L-S was 11-5 at the second doubles spot. 

The L-S junior varsity team, consisting of juniors Chandler DeFronzo and Jamie Fuhrman, sophomores Josh Julian, Michael Yang, Asa Sweetser, Peter Clear, and  Chris McGean, and freshmen Andrew Lee and Jack Jensen, went undefeated on the season.

  In 2014, the Warriors, who will be led by captains  Hornstein and  DeFronzo, will look to build off of this season's success with experienced varsity players and strong JV players hoping to step up into starting roles. 

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