MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High School boys tennis team is gearing up for another season on the Frelinghuysen Middle School courts this season.
Veteran coach Lance Lieberman—entering his eighth season directing the Colonials netters—returns one four-year varsity player in Zane Goldberg, the projected first singles player this year, but must fill in quite a few positions after losing six starters to graduation.
While only one of Morristown’s seven players from 2016 returns, the Colonials will field an all-senior lineup. Lieberman feels that although his club doesn’t have much experience on the varsity level, he does have an enthusiastic and eager to play group.
Mike Hillebrecht and Tom Quinn—the latter of which is nephew of Atlanta Falcons head coach and MHS graduate Dan Quinn—move up to the varsity squad after having a dominant JV season as a doubles tandem last spring.
Mark Broseker, Mat Griffith, Andrew Hicks, and Ben Schwartz are all varsity players for Morristown that will be in the fold this year as well.
Traditionally, tennis lineups are not set until match-play determines the lineup, an occurrence that usually happens a few days before the last match. Aside from Goldberg at first singles, the lineup is still in flux right now.
With state powerhouses Delbarton, Chatham, and Mendham, and Montville all happening to share the NJAC-United Division with the Colonials, Morristown will need to do well in its out of division slate to bolster its overall record and state tournament seeding