WESTFIELD, NJ - Westfield defeated Summit in varsity tennis on Wednesday by a score of 4-0. The Blue Devils, coached by George Kapner, have a solid record and are considered the best tennis team to come out of the public schools in New Jersey since 2007.
Even though the Blue Devils’ starting First Singles player was out due to an injury, his stand-in won the match 6-4, 6-0. The First Doubles match was also taken by Westfield by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Westfield’s Third Singles player won 6-2, 6-1. The Second Doubles also played strong and beat the Hilltoppers easily for a score of 6-2, 6-2. The Second Singles match was retired at a score of 6-3, 2-3 (Westfield-Summit). Summit’s Second Singles player, Gabe Rissman, injured his ankle during the second set and was unable to complete the match. Helped off the courts, by Coach Peter Tierny, who described Rissman as the, “Team’s most consistent player,” he sat on the bleachers with his ankle wrapped in ice for the remainder of the match.
Coach Tierny told The Alternative Press that he hopes Rissman recovers soon, saying, “He has to. The team will be depending on Rissman for state.”