Congratulations to the Princeton Day School Varsity Boys Tennis team, who won the NJISAA Prep B championship title. Head Coach Will Asch reports that the team entered day two of the tournament at Wardlaw-Hartridge with a 9-7 match lead over Rutgers Prep. After some difficulties on the doubles courts, and a no-show that played to Rutgers' favor, PDS and Rutgers Prep were tied 9 to 9 in matches.
Singles players Aaron Phogat '21 and Lex Decker '18 were both battling mid-match, and the team needed a win to clinch the championship. After some intense back and forth on the courts, Aaron and Lex both forced a third set in their matches. "About this time," remarked Coach Asch, "I reached for my antacids and a Gatorade." Fortunately for the Coach and the team, Aaron Phogat started a run that got him to 5-2 in the third set. He finished out the win 6-3 dealing PDS the Championship, the 5th title in six years!
In the words of Coach Asch, "It was a very long day for PDS, but satisfying in the end. The tournament has become our most important event of the year and we thank Karl Miran, the Athletic Director at Wardlaw-Hartridge, for his determined effort to make the tournament as fair as it could possibly be each year."