Tough Competition Prepares Harbormen Tennis for State Tournament

Freshman Parker Schultz is having an outstanding freshman year as the Harbormen’s top singles player.

May 25, 2023 – Story by Ava DiCecca, photos by Joshua Ross

Despite falling short 4-1 in their recent match against Duxbury, their strong effort and competitive all-around matches show promise for the rapidly approaching state tournament. They have proved throughout the season that they are capable of a high level of compete but no match has displayed that more than their last two against Duxbury. 

As the two top teams in the league faced off, it was clear that this was going to be a good matchup and that both teams would have to work for every point. Every competitor put up an amazing fight and many looked even stronger than this past Thursday where they also played Duxbury in another great battle. They have continued to improve and a lot of hard work has progressed them to the point where they can keep up with teams like this. 

Senior captain Thomas Fabrizio, along with doubles partner senior Will Baker, got the win in their match on Monday.

Many positives still came out of these matches as the team of seniors Nick Dubois and Ben LaRhette pulled away with the win in Thursday’s match and the team of seniors Will Baker and captain Thomas Fabrizio did the same in Monday’s. It was an impressive battle for both these wins that only heightens confidence for them going into the rest of the season.

Being some of the tougher players they have competed against this season, there is no better team they could’ve faced with only two matches left until the state tournament. Though it was an unfortunate loss, as they look ahead there is nothing but promise and excitement. They will be much more prepared to face whatever is thrown at them and will, without a doubt, be a force to be reckoned with in the post-season.

Freshman Ethan Warhaftig is part of the very young core that will make boys tennis an elite program for years to come.

The team expected nothing less than the toughest match of the season with Coach Gill commenting “It’s a Hingham-Duxbury match, every point is going to be a battle.” Going in with that mindset allowed the team to prepare themselves and put up the fight that they did and this invaluable preparation, coupled with hard work and competition in practice, will make them a powerful force in the state tournament. 


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