Newton Residents Help Lead Roxbury Latin to Tennis Championship
The Roxbury Latin varsity tennis team won its final regular season contest against St. Sebastian’s last Wednesday to cap another perfect season (15-0) in the league and clinch its second ISL title in a row – the second in RL tennis history.
En route to the championship – along with a second-place finish at the recent New England tournament – this year’s team set a number of school records. Out of 180 possible singles points this season – each point corresponding to a set won – RL scored an incredible 173. Even more impressive, perhaps, is the fact that 69 of those 173 sets were won by a score of 6-0.
Two local boys served as co-captains of this championship squad: Michael Trainin of Newton and Perry Hart of Chestnut Hill. Trainin had a fine senior season, going 7-3 before being hampered by injury, while classmate Hart compiled an immaculate 30-0 record at the number five singles spot.
Another Chestnut Hill resident, Joey Haig, was a strong contributor to the team’s success, making it through the season unscathed with a 26-0 record, playing number three singles as only a freshman. Junior and captain-elect Cameron Ferguson, who hails from Waban, was also a star performer, splitting time with teammate JB Gough at the number one and two positions, with the two of them going a combined 53-3.
The Roxbury Latin School, located in West Roxbury, is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America. This year the School will graduate its 367th class.