Wednesday, June 4, 2008

All-Gazette tennis: Boys

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Charles E. Shoemaker⁄The Gazette
The 2008 All-Gazette Boys Tennis first team. Left to right: Felix Sun, Timmy Klanke, Matt Volkov, Aaron Hoffman, Ben Winston, Victor Osnos, Player of the Year Chris Goodwin, Coach of the Year Jack Schore, Harper Leahy, Taylor Hairston, Paul Park, Eiichiro Okuyama and Chris Seckman.
First team:

Coach of the Year

Jack Schore

Bullis, 27th year

Led team to 9-2 record and fourth consecutive Interstate Athletic Conference and Ben Johns tournament titles.

Player of the Year

Rockville, Sr.

Lost one set all season on way to first county and state championships. Along way, helped lead Rams to Division II team title.


Taylor Hairston, Bullis, Soph.

Compiled 10-4 record in helping Bullis win its fourth-straight IAC title. Won No. 1 singles bracket at Ben Johns Tournament.

Timmy Klanke, Whitman, Jr.

First-year No. 1 singles player led Vikings to second consecutive Division I title with 8-1 record. County finalist took only set off Goodwin.

Eiichiro Okuyama, Wootton, Fr.

Debuted with 14-1 record in No. 1 singles slot. Fell to Goodwin in county semifinals.

Chris Seckman, Bullis, Sr.

George Washington University-bound, compiled 12-1 record and successfully defended No. 2 singles title at Ben Johns.

Felix Sun, Churchill, Jr.

Stepped into No. 1 singles role nicely, finishing 12-2 with county semifinals appearance.


Aaron Hoffman (Soph.)⁄Victor Osnos (Jr.)Whitman

Court prowess and strategy led to 10-0 record, No. 1 doubles title at county tournament.

Ben Winston (Sr.)⁄Matt Volkov (Sr.)Whitman

Compiled unblemished 10-0 record en route to No. 2 doubles county title.

Harper Leahy (Jr.)⁄Paul Park (Jr.)Bullis

First-year varsity members went 13-1 and won Ben Johns No. 1 doubles title.

Honorable mention:

Kevin Chu, Churchill, Fr.

Alvin Fludd, Bullis, Jr.

Adam Goldberger, Paint Branch, Jr.

Kirby Mayo, Whitman, Sr.

Patrick Mulquin, Georgetown Prep, Jr.

Neil Soni, Northwest, Jr.

Billy Maloney (Sr.)⁄Remy Mooney (Sr.), Georgetown Prep

Jason Teitelbaum (Soph.)⁄Andrew Hwang (Fr.), Churchill

Jason Luo (Sr.)⁄Austin Miller (Fr.), Wootton