Doubles Place 3rd as Tennis Wraps

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Seniors Aaron Weiner and Hans Aasman high five each other after winning a point during the tournament. They finished 3rd place in the doubles bracket.

Nikki Honda, Co-Sports Editor

The boys’ tennis team concluded its season with a 3rd place finish by seniors Hans Aasman and Aaron Weiner in the the Diablo Foothill Athletic League doubles tournament. The tournament was held on April 24 and 25.

According to coach Petro Petreas, the meet consisted of 32 singles players and 30 doubles teams from all 6 schools in the league. 5 singles players and 5 doubles teams represented Campo at the tournament. The singles players were Tilden Oliver, Nick Elliott, Jared Mano, Elliot Kim, and Marko Durovic. The doubles teams were comprised of Hans Aasman and Aaron Weiner, Ricky Lomas and Bailey Wu, Zach Taylor and Zach Cole, Jacob Goldsmith and Dylan Brodsky, and Jacob Wilson and Kevin Shaffer.

According to Weiner, he and his partner defeated a Dougherty Valley team in the second round to secure a spot in the quarterfinals. Weiner described the Dougherty Valley team as “mediocre” and “pretty easy.” In the quarterfinals, Weiner and Aasman played another Dougherty Valley team they had lost to a few weeks before. He said, “We stayed intense throughout the entire match and pulled it out in the third set.”

After winning their first 2 matches, Aasman and Weiner advanced to the semifinals where they lost to the number 1 seeded Miramonte team, who became the eventual winner of the doubles tournament. Although this match did not end in Campo’s favor, Aasman thought he and his partner fought hard against Miramonte. He described the opposing team as aggressive. “The match was a lot closer than the score indicated,” he said.

Aasman was happy that he made it to the semifinals, which meant coming to the 2nd day of the tournament. Weiner said, “I think for both me and Hans we both played well for the last 2 matches. 3rd place is a respectable result and it was a good way to end the season for our senior year.”

Sophomore Tilden Oliver played in the individual’s tournament, where he beat a Las Lomas player in the first round and defeated his teammate Elliot in the  second round.  He lost in the quarterfinals to a Dougherty Valley player.

Petreas thought Oliver could have won the match. He said, “I think he definitely could have and came very close to winning his quarterfinal match.” Petreas described the match as a “heartbreaking tiebreaker.”

According to Petreas, the winner of the tournament goes on to an North Coast Section tournament, however no Campolindo athletes advanced to NCS this season.

Weiner said the season went “pretty well considering we were in a rebuilding year. We had a pretty good showing.”