March 26, 2019

Tennis Extends Winning Streak

Sophomore Rhian Seneviratne tees up a serve. (Riley Hennessy’20/Media staff)

Coming off an undefeated week, the Academy boys tennis team was eager to get back on the courts for four more matches.

The Vikings were scheduled to square off against Hilliard Darby and Grandview Heights on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, respectively. But their meetings with the Panthers was cancelled, and the clash with the Bobcats was postponed, giving CA only two matches to play for the week.

On Wednesday, April 25, Academy set out to face Pickerington North. The boys won easily, sweeping all five courts, including an impressive 6-0, 6-0 shutout posted by junior Suriya Sundaram and sophomore Rhian Seneviratne in second doubles. 

The Vikes then fought Olentangy Orange on Thursday, April 26 at home. Despite the tough demeanor of its opponents, CA edged the Pioneers, 3-2. Freshman Arie Tuckerman and Sundaram dropped their singles courts in close matches, but freshman Jack Madison continued his impressive rookie campaign, winning 6-1, 6-4 in third singles. The first doubles pair of Seneviratne and junior Drew Haffer beat its opponent 6-7, 6-0, 6-2 after an intense third set, and the second doubles team of sophomore Ryan Wahl and senior Sam Vogel came away with a 7-5, 6-1 victory. 

The Vikings’ schedule refuses to relent next week, with five matches on the books. On Monday, April 30, Academy hosts New Albany on Carlin Courts. The Vikes then travel to Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2, respectively. They finish by hosting Wellington on Thursday, May 3, and Dublin Coffman on Friday, May 4.