Both teams displayed excellent sportsmanship, which was great to see. The team stepped up to overcome the absence of Max-William Kanz due to season ending injury and Koby Braunstein’s eye injury in practice on Friday. We played solid doubles to earn the team point, led by seniors Jacob Schwartz and Jaden Weinstein at #1 doubles (8-2). At #2 doubles, our two Form 1 players, Ciaran Concepcion and Pratt Blair, teamed up to win 8-2 as well. It is fantastic to see two young players team up and play with such good composure. The future is very bright for these guys! At #3 doubles, Senior Ethan Raisner and freshman Amogh Peddapothia played very efficiently on their way to an 8-0 victory.
The singles saw sophomore Will Jacobs earn his first Varsity victory at #6 singles without surrendering a game. Ciaran and Pratt earned decisive victories at #5 and #4 singles respectively, notching their first Varsity singles wins as well. Jaden Weinstein won in straight sets at #1 to clinch the team win. The final two matches were close and hard fought by all involved. At #2, Jacob Schwartz split sets and prevailed 10-4 in the third set super tiebreaker. The marathon match of the day saw Ethan Raisner and his opponent at #3 singles play a back and forth match that lasted over an hour and a half! After splitting two close sets, they went to a super tiebreaker. Raisner battled back from down 8-3 to pull even at 9-9 before falling 11-9. It was great to see two players working as hard as they could, and unfortunately someone had to lose. When the dust finally settled, KO emerged with a 6-1 team victory. Next up is a home match on Wednesday vs. Hamden Hall.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.