It was an incredible weekend for Jesuit tennis as the men's team swept the state singles and doubles tournament to take home their third-consecutive 6A state title at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Beaverton. The Crusader women's team came in third overall with sophomore Farida Abdelmoneum placing second in singles.
The Jesuit men's team broke a 49-year-old record for all-time highest score at the state tournament with a commanding 38 points.
JHS sophomore Peter Murphy claimed the men's singles title for his second year in a row, defeating Westview rival Luke Lemaitre. On Monday, Murphy was named a National High School All-American for his impressive performance throughout the season.
Once again, two Jesuit duos went head-to-head in the state doubles final. Junior Tommy Kallgren and sophomore Jaden D'Abreo beat out sophomore brothers Spencer and Connor Barnett for the championship title.
"I am very proud of this team. To have such dominate performance is amazing," said men's tennis coach Jeff Wood. "What is even more amazing about this is that over the last two seasons we've lost 17 seniors. To do what they did this season is remarkable!"
Coach Wood knows a thing or two about dominate performances. He's led the Crusaders to ten state title wins in a period of eleven years and reigns as one of the winningest coaches at the school.
On the girls side, four JHS tennis players made it to the quarterfinals or beyond.
"I am so proud of this year's women's tennis team. Going into the state tournament, the girls competed and performed beyond their goals and expectations," says head women's coach Kirsten Ruchaber. "We have a very young team, and I look forward to what the future holds for Jesuit women's tennis."
Congratulations to all of our hardworking student-athletes and coaches! AMDG