Boys tennis swings back in first day of tournament

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Sophomore Rohit Rao begins a serve at yesterday’s Rock Bridge Boys Tennis meet against Park Hill. Photo by Asa Lory

Justin Sutherland

Junior Jacob Winton returns a shot during a match Wednesday afternoon. Winton went on to win the set. Photo by Asa Lory
Junior Jacob Winton returns a shot during a match Wednesday afternoon. Winton went on to win the set. Photo by Asa Lory

The varsity tennis team serves it up today, April 26, during the Tournament of Champions held at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). The setup was a best of three sets in double elimination, which all the Bruin teams made through, in this first day of the two-day tournament.

Both single players, junior Harry Bozoian and junior Raymond Majors, lost their first match and won their second. The doubles team composed of senior Billy Swift and senior Alex Jones play in the semifinals tomorrow, while the other team of junior Jacob Winton and sophomore Rohit Rao lost their first match and won the second.
During the tournament, there was a rain delay, forcing players to move inside; however, Harry Bozoian said this did not affect the team.
“We were all prepared to play all day,” Bozoian said. “A little delay was no big deal for us.”
Sophomore Rohit Rao said the team did well overall, but they still have some areas to work on as they gear up for the later rounds as a whole and individually.
“[Jacob Winton and I] need to work a little bit more on volleys,” Rao said. “I need to work on not hitting balls that are going out.”
The tournament will continue at 8 a.m. tomorrow, April 27.
By Justin Sutherland