There was plenty of strong tennis play from the boys side this season, and the five players who make up our All-Herald Boys Tennis Team represent some of the best the region.
Berlin’s Jon Trevethan continued to show by he was not only the area’s top singles players, but one of the best in the state. There were times when Trevethan made certain matches look easy and for the most part, he rolled through his competition. The senior didn’t lose a set until the Class M championship, which he won for the second consecutive seasons. Trevethan’s stellar play earned him both all-conference and All-State recognition for the third consecutive season.
Also a strong student in the classroom as well, the Redcoats standout will be attending Roger Williams University in the fall where he will also be continuing his tennis career. Trevethan will certainly be tough to replace for Berlin next season.
Segan Foster is New Britain’s representative on our team. The junior turned in quite the season for the Hurricanes as their No. 1 tennis player and as a result, was awarded with an All-CCC selection. Foster excelled in the classroom as well, where he received high honor marks in all four marking periods and is a member of the National Honor Society. As the Hurricanes grow their tennis program, expect Foster to play a big part next year.
It was quite the sophomore season for Matt Utter. Newington’s No. 2 singles player didn’t have much trouble against his competition this season. He went 14-0 at his No. 2 spot and 1-1 when he was bumped up to No. 1 singles during the regular season, earning himself an all-conference selection along the way. Utter also made the second round of the Class L state tournament.
Utter is a volunteer with Unified Sports as well and was honored as the Unified Partner of the Year in Newington. An honor roll student as well, he will certainly be a player to watch going forward.
After a strong season, a pair of Southington players rounds out our All-Herald Boys Tennis Team with Matt Balaoing and Marek Kryzanski.
Balaoing proved to be one of the best players in the area once again this season, and as a result, earned himself an All-CCC nod for the third straight year. Balaoing also reached the second round of the Class LL singles state tournament.
Like his teammate, Kryzanski also turned in a strong season for the Blue Knights and received all-conference honors. Kryzanski also reached the second round of the LL state tournament. He will be an important piece for Southington going forward.
With so many local players having standout performances this season, the five on this team represent the best of the best in the area.
David Glovach can be reached at (860) 801-5085 or firstname.lastname@example.org