The 2011 Mont Alto Tennis team recently concluded its season, finishing with a 0-6 record. Unfortunately, four matches were rained out and unable to be made up. The team started the season with eight men and nine women on the roster. Mont Alto tennis ended with five men and three women on the roster. The team stayed strong and continued to battle to win matches throughout the season.
"It's always an honor to coach quality young adults and this year is no exception. Our core of Brady Rodgers, Matt Charen, Jon Ortiz, Yu Ying Chang, Rachel McMullen, Zach Fawaz and Letticia Banda was awesome. What we lacked in tennis skill, we replaced with character," Head Coach Alan Smith comments.
Mont Alto is striving to return to being highly competitive again, with Coach Smith's goal for 2012 to vie for the PSUAC championship. It will require those hesitant players to commit and play for Mont Alto.
"We set the groundwork at the PSUAC tournament, finishing 3rd only 13 points out of 2nd place. Zach Fawaz was our lone champion, winning at #4 men's singles," Smith adds. "Thanks to our student-athletes who allow me to coach and mentor you, I am anxious for 2012 already."
PSUAC Championships Results
- Brandywine 78
- Penn College 55
- Mont Alto 42
- Hazleton 35
- Lehigh Valley 30
- York 24
Men's #1 Singles- Steve James (BW) over Adam Smith (PC) 6-1, 6-0
Men's #2 Singles- Max Berry (BW) over Chris Morrison (PC) 6-1, 7-5
Men's #3 Singles- Kevin Kelleher (BW) over Caleb Wise (PC) 7-5, 6-2
Men's #4 Singles- Zach Fawaz (MA) over Norris Hua (BW) 6-4, 6-3
Women's #1 Singles- Kristina Zwolenik (HZ) over Natasha Ciminera (BW) 6-1, 6-0
Women's #2 Singles- Alex Scudder (HZ) over Morgan Nalley (BW) 6-4, 6-2
Men's #1 Doubles- Steve James and Max Berry (BW) over Adam Smith and Caleb Wise (PC) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
Men's #2 Doubles- Kevin Kelleher and Nick Desiderio (BW) over Chris Morrison and Adam Groff (PC) 6-2, 6-3
Women's #1 Doubles- Kristina Zwolenik and Alex Scudder (HZ) over Tran Do and Morgan Nalley (BW) 6-1, 6-2