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Boys tennis heads into D-11 team tourney

Emmaus boys tennis players Eddy Chow and Nick Stone each lost their respective District 11 Class 3A boys singles championship first-round matches last Monday at Lehigh University.

Chow was defeated by Freedom’s Arun Chhugani 6-4, 6-1, while Stone lost to Liberty’s Shayaan Farhad 6-1, 6-1.

“In the singles districts Eddy and Nick played well,” Emmaus coach Fred Saab said. “With a small draw of only 16 boys, the level of play was very high.”

Chow has played as Emmaus’ No. 1 singles player this year, while Stone played mostly No. 2 singles finishing with an 11-2 record.

Freedom’s Noah Potts won the tournament.

The Hornets now turn their attention to the District 11 Class 3A boys team tournament. Emmaus is the tournament’s fifth seed and travels to Freedom to battle the fourth seed Patriots on May 2.

“I am looking forward to team districts,” Saab said. “We won the match with Freedom during the regular season. However, we were both missing players and the shorter format in team districts should set up an exciting match to come.”

In their April 6 match, Emmaus beat the Patriots 4-3. The difference proved to be Saab’s workmanlike doubles teams, who won three of the four matches. No. 2 doubles Rohan Desai and Ryan Baig, No. 3 doubles Ben Fletcher and Zach Moser, and No. 4 doubles Ayden Kegley and Quinn Durkin all emerged victorious. No. 3 singles Gabe Huff was the only singles players to claim a win, beating Rohit Chinnawar, 6-2, 6-4.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ The Hornets' Eddy Chow returns a shot during the District 11 singles tournament.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Nick Stone is one of two Emmaus players who competed in last week's District 11 singles tournament.