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All-Tribune Boys Tennis 2011

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Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:26 pm | Updated: 3:59 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

All-Tribune First Team

Player                             School                    Yr.        Comment

Alex Lawson             Corona del Sol          Jr.         POY won Div. I singles title after two doubles titles; lost one set all season

Dominic Patrick        Campo Verde           Jr.         Div. II state champion beat No. 1 and No. 3 seeds to become school’s first title in any sport

Nicolas Montoya          Horizon                  Jr.          Div. I runner-up to Lawson ranked in top 5 among AZ junior class.

Cameron Tehrani       Saguaro                  Sr.          4-time city champion and 2010 4A-I state champ finished third in 2011 despite missing most of season with injury.

Nolan Bauer               Chaparral               Jr.           Top Firebird led team to 5A-II team championship; Ranked in top 5 for juniors

C.J. Krimbill               Desert Mtn.             Jr.            Third-place finish in Div. I singles won Scottsdale and Kiwannis tournaments and boasted 4.5 GPA

Player of the Year:   Alex Lawson, Corona del Sol

Coach of the Year:   Kim Roberts, Mountain View:  After making oft-difficult switch from girls to boys before the season, Roberts led Mountain View to first team state tournament semifinal since 1989.

All-Tribune Second Team

Player                                               School                Yr.        Comment

Kyle Chalmers/Hudson Blake      Brophy            So./So.   Runner-up finish in Div. I doubles; Chalmers already top singles player.

Michael Brimhall                    Mountain View          Jr.          With Gabe Cerritos, was 3rd place in Div. I doubles; Catalyst for resurgent Toros that reached team semifinals.

Nelson DiVall/Ian Glessing     Desert Mountain   Jr./Jr.     Semifinalist in Div. II doubles also key for Wolves’ 2nd place team finish.

Louis Sacks                                   Arcadia               Sr.         Top 10 senior leader of Titans’ back-to-back team championships in singles and doubles with Jake Hoselton.

Adrian Cordova                        Notre Dame           Fr.          Quickly ascended atop Saints lineup in team’s second straight runner-up finish.

Andy Nguyen                             Hamilton                So.         Top player in Huskies’ run to first team state semifinal in school history.

Memorable Moments from the 2011 Season

• Alex Lawson had already won consecutive state titles in doubles his first two years of high school, but after losing his partner to graduation, the Corona del Sol junior switched to singles and went through the 2011 season without losing a set until the championship. It was there he met friend and USTA playing partner Nicolas Montoya (Horizon). After dropping his first set this season, Lawson righted his serve and took the next two sets to win the Div. I singles state championship.

• Dominic Patrick put Campo Verde on the championship list. The junior entered the Div. II singles tournament as a No. 5 seed, but defeated the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds to get there. Using a relentless ground-stroke return game, he offset the power serve-and-volley game of No. 1-seed and defending-champion Carlos Bermudez (Tucson Palo Verde) Patrick swept the favored Bermudez in the championship match to bring home the Coyotes first title in any sport.

• It didn’t necessarily unfold the way either Chaparral or certainly Desert Mountain envisioned, but after the Wolves came back from a 4-0 deficit in the 5A-II team championship, leg cramps led to a default that allowed Chaparral to claim the state title. Nearby, Notre Dame nearly succeeded in a similar comeback attempt after trailing 4-1 to defending 4A-II champion Arcadia, but Jake Hoselton and Louis Sacks led the veteran Titans to a second consecutive crown.

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