Fox Chapel wraps up successful boys tennis season
By Marty Stewart
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The season ended for the Fox Chapel High School tennis team on May 6 as it fell to North Allegheny, 4-1, in the WPIAL Class AAA team championships.
Coach Dave Prevost's team ended up at 14-5 and he was pleased with how the season went.
“I think we exceeded expectations,” Prevost said. “Finishing second in the section behind a very good Shady Side Academy team had to be considered a success.
“We had a very young team with only two seniors — Ben Short and Karthik Narayanan. Our young players, of which we had many, had a lot of talent.”
Prevost said everybody on the roster improved during the course of the season.
“That didn't surprise me,” he said. “I expected them to improve. We will have a lot of talented, experienced players coming up and I expect that we will be very competitive for the next few years.”
The key for next season, Prevost said, is seeing who can step up and replace Short at No. 1 singles.
“He'll be tough to replace,” Prevost said. “But, again, everybody improved during the season and I expect them to improve during the offseason.
“We're all looking forward to next year.”
While the team is looking forward to next year, two players —Short and Sid Rajupet — still have some work to do this season.
By virtue of their second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA doubles tournament, they will be heading to Hershey on May 24 and 25 to compete in the PIAA AAA doubles championships.
“They played well at WPIAL's and I expect that they will put on a good performance at states,” Prevost said.
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