Although there have been few victories this season for the Revere High boys tennis team, RHS head coach Mike Flynn could not be more pleased with his teamâ€™s progress during the course of the season.
â€œWhen I think of where we were when we began in early April and how far weâ€™ve come, itâ€™s really amazing,â€ said the coach. â€œOur experienced players have given us great leadership and have set a great example for our younger players.â€
In last weekâ€™s match with Lynn Classical, a 3-2 loss, Malak Mossadek swept to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over his counterpart at second singles. Francesco Tartaglia had a tougher time at third singles, but eventually prevailed in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.
Both doubles matches also went to three sets, but the Rams emerged triumphant in both. The first doubles duo of freshmen Nick Mucci and Mladen Pepic fell by a score of 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 2-6, while the second doubles duo of Pariwat Chuiwong and Tim Mellen came out on the short end of a 6-3, 5-7, 2-6 decision. Richie Bonilla dropped his match at first singles, 2-6, 1-6.
A few days later, the Pats fell by a 5-0 score to Beverly, but Flynn labeled the match â€œour best of the season. We won a lot of games against the top team in the NEC North.â€ Flynn in particular noted the play of Nick Tran and Mellen at second doubles, who played very competitively in a loss of 3-6, 4-6. The first doubles tandem of Mucci and Pepic also turned in a strong match in a loss of 2-6, 4-6.
â€œThese boys have a lot to be proud of from the standpoint of personal achievement,â€ said Flynn. â€œThey really have hung in there all season long and have been getting better every week with every match.â€
Flynn and his crew were set to play at Lynn English yesterday (Tuesday) and at Peabody tomorrow to wrap up their 2010 season.