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Boys tennis places third at States

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Boys tennis places third at States

Ryan Post '20 and Kole Butterer '19 at the state finals.

Ryan Post '20 and Kole Butterer '19 at the state finals.

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Ryan Post '20 and Kole Butterer '19 at the state finals.

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Ryan Post '20 and Kole Butterer '19 at the state finals.

Abby Theodorsdottir, Sports Editor

This year, there were high hopes for the boys varsity tennis team. Although the team lost six seniors, there were five returning seniors which included Nick Lambert, Kole Butterer, Eric Haun, Nate Fournier, and Asher Jones. The season started strong with many wins and ended with a trip to the state championship.

The three doubles duo, Nick Lambert ’19 and Graham Haslem ’20, were strong throughout the season. They were conference champions but didn’t stop there. They took first place at regionals and then finished second at states.

“Our season went well this year. We worked hard all season and qualified for states. I will miss my teammates and the coaches the most,” Lambert said.

Another outstanding doubles duo was number one doubles Kole Butterer ’19 and Ryan Post ’20. After placing second to Forest Hills Eastern at conference finals and regionals, they returned to the state championship with one thing in mind: becoming number one in the state.

“We had a very good season. We got second place at conference and regionals, but we were looking for that dub. Ryan and I work well together so we both had the same idea when it came to the state championship,” Butterer said.

Butterer and Post advanced to the state championship where they played their final match against Cranbrook. After a long and tense match, Butterer and Post ended their season with a W and took home the only state title for the EGRHS tennis team.

“I’m very happy with our performance at states. It was a hard match and Cranbrook definitely made us work for it,” Butterer said.

A few highlights of the season include the team placing first at conference and regionals and taking home third place at states. Congrats boys on a great season.

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