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Ethan Shin and Henry Shattuck shook hands with Clarisse Moucha and Julia Van Den Braak after Hotchkiss’ second doubles team won the match against rival IMS. Photo by Riley Klein

Hotchkiss defeats IMS in tennis finale

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School Bearcats hosted the Indian Mountain School Falcons for the final tennis meet of the season on May 24. The Bearcats’ boys JV team defeated the IMS co-ed varsity team by a score of 6-1 on the Hotchkiss courts.

“We get to play our rival from down the road to end the season,” said Hotchkiss coach David Werner.

Each team put forth six singles players in the meet along with three doubles teams. Singles matches were determined by the first player to win two-out-of-three sets of six games, while doubles matches were awarded to the first team to win eight games in a single set.

In the top ranked singles match, Hotchkiss’ Jared Hurst defeated IMS’ Max Blumenthal 6-0, 6-1.

In second singles, Philip Lee of Hotchkiss won 6-3, 7-5 over Russell Fan of IMS.

In third singles, Julian Brown of Hotchkiss defeated Tate Collins of IMS 6-0, 6-0.

In fourth singles, Charlie Winter of IMS won 6-4, 6-1 Hotchkiss’ Hayden Scott.

In fifth singles, Nick Chang of Hotchkss beat Charlie Nogaki of IMS 6-0, 6-1.

In sixth singles, Harrison Hoffman of Hotchkiss won 6-1, 6-0 over Letitia Liuof IMS.

In the top ranked doubles match, IMS’ Jayden Li and Wynn Stern defeated Hotchkiss’ Miles Maura and Jackson Grace 9-7.

Second doubles was won by Ethan Shin and Henry Shattuck of Hotchkiss, who defeated Clarisse Moucha and Julia Van Den Braak of IMS 8-4.

Third doubles was won by Bearcats Philip Fauver and Callum Rodin against Falcons Julia Nuzum and Rose Morlock 8-0.

Three singles exhibition matches were played as well. Hotchkiss won all three as Jackson Grace defeated Thatcher Meilli 8-4, Ethan Shin won 8-2 over Dorothy Michaels, and Philip Fauver defeated Olivia Biller 8-3.

After the meet, IMS Coach Guillermo Rincón reflected on the 2023 season.

“It is always very satisfying as a coach to see how much these kids can grow their tennis in only two months!” he said in a statement. “Their commitment to the team has been commendable. I am very proud of all of them.”

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