Ryan Panley’22 returns ball in sectionals. (Katie Rankin’22/Media)
On Wednesday, May 8, Academy’s tennis team kicked off postseason play in the individual sectional tournament.
On the doubles side, first seeded Suriya Sundaram’19 and Rhian Seneviratne’20 defeated the second seeded cousins Jack Madison’21 and Arie Tuckerman’21. Both teams look to reach the finals once again at districts.
In the singles bracket, the Vikings were represented by first seed Drew Haffer’19, fourth seed Ryan Wahl’20, and freshman Ryan Panley. The top four finishers advance to districts, and the Vikes went 1-2-3 in singles. Haffer took the sectional championship, defeating teammate Wahl in the finals. Panley earned third place by battling his way to the semifinals.
The Vikes return to action on Monday, May 13, against rival, Wellington. They compete in the district tournament on May 16.