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Boys Tennis

Things Every Tennis Player Knows

January 2017

  • When people ask “Are you sure?”.  Yes, of course I’m sure.
  • Forgetting the game score because the last point was so long.
  • Having a routine before each serve.
  • “Up or down?” “M or W?” “P or D?”
  • The satisfaction of opening and smelling a fresh can of tennis balls.
  • Tan lines.
  • Tennis balls are everywhere. In your home, your car, your bags, your shoes, under your bed.
  • You have a very precise serving routine.
  • You and your doubles partner share an impenetrable bond.
  •  Unleashing a guttural sound after returning a pretty powerful serve and wondering what zoo you escaped from.

Brothers raise the ‘Barr’ in Midwest qualifier for US Open

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times June 30, 2016 Tony Lange The Barr siblings are on the move. No, not the tandem of rising senior Austin Barr and rising sophomore Chloe Barr, who represented Kenston during the Division I boys tennis state doubles tournament last month. The brother duo of Austin and Tyler Barr, a…

Mostardi state singles runner-up

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times June 2, 2016 Tony Lange Kenston senior Nico Mostardi had one vision in mind, and trailing Cincinnati Turpin sophomore Grant Wendel, 5-4, in the opening match was not part of it. Mostardi was making his third appearance in the Division I state singles tournament on Friday at the Lindner…

Kenston’s Mostardi finishes as state runner-up

Published in The News-Herald May 29, 2016 Nate Barnes Kenston’s Nico Mostardi finally entered the postseason healthy, and it showed. Mostardi won three matches without dropping a set to reach the Division I state final, where he was bested by defending state singles champion Joey Thomas of Massillon Jackson. Mostardi placed third in the district…

University’s Krantzes, Kenston’s Barrs set to dance

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 26, 2016 Tony Lange Brothers make it to the state doubles tennis tournament year after year. Take University School junior twins Tyler Krantz and Drew Krantz, for example, who punched their second ticket to the big dance during Division I district play this past week. The same can…

Mostardi, Gota, Rotnov advance to DI state singles

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 26, 2016 Tony Lange Kenston senior Nico Mostardi and University School junior Paul Gota could rest assured they’d be moving on after winning their two opening rounds of the Division I district tennis tournament last Tuesday at Oberlin College. Mostardi defeated Wadsworth’s Zach Porter and Westlake’s Aris Jhaveri…

Kenston brother-sister duo qualify for state doubles tournament

Published in The News-Herald May 21, 2016 Nate Barnes Kenston’s Austin Barr was primed to dominate singles competition in 2016. He qualified for the state finals as a singles player his freshman and sophomore seasons, and entered this year ranked as one of the top players in Ohio and already a five-star recruit by the…

Kenston’s Mostardi wins singles title

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 19, 2016 Tony Lange Going 48-2 in game play through his first four matches of Division I sectional tennis, it would be fair to say that Kenston senior Nico Mostardi was running the show in singles action last week at Solon Community Park. The top seed and two-time…

Prepper aces take 3-2 split from Kenston

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times April 28, 2016 Tony Lange With a perfect dual season on the line, University School’s five veteran tennis players had to rely on varsity rookies Oliver Arruda and Danny Godes to win the second doubles court on Tuesday night at Kenston. Entering the dual, the host Bombers were ranked…

Second doubles keys Kenston over Solon, 3-2

Published in The CHagrin Valley Times April 21, 2016 Tony Lange There was no snubbing the second doubles court when the Kenston boys tennis team hosted Solon in a dual of Northeast Ohio elites on Friday in Bainbridge. The Bombers had already claimed victories on the No. 1 and No. 2 singles courts, while the…