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What a banner week for Harvey’s varsity tennis program! First, on Monday, May 13, the girls team captured the HVAL crown, on Tuesday the girls top singles player, Cindy Wang, won the league’s individual singles championship, and then on Friday, doubles partners from both the girls and boys teams came out on top in the league’s doubles championship.

HVAL Doubles Champions 2024

Junior Logan Alexander and sophomore Emmett Cahill teamed up Friday to win the inaugural HVAL doubles championship. They prevailed 6-4 in their semifinal match against a team from Forman. Then, in the finals, they faced a Wooster team that had beaten them twice before, by an 8-2 score both times.

Logan and Emmett got out in front right from the start, and had a 5-1 lead at one point. Wooster, however, got it back to 5-5 before the Cavs regained momentum. The two Cavaliers held leads of 6-5 and 7-6 and 8-7 before they finally won the match 9-7. They go down in the record books as the first official HVAL boys doubles champions.

Harvey boys coach Peter Everett was thrilled to see his two players make history. "I’m so proud of Logan and Emmett," Coach Everett said. "After getting beaten by those guys a few times already, they could easily have counted themselves out before they started. But they showed up with the right mindset and played great tennis."

 

 

Girls HVAL Doubles Champions 2024

The Harvey girls tennis team made  it a clean sweep this year as Harvey's No. 2 doubles team of ninth graders Arabella Serfilippi and Sarah Fisher took the first-ever HVAL doubles title.

The Harvey duo, who came into the match as the No. 5 seed, had a difficult quarterfinal matchup against the No. 1 doubles team from Westover. But after falling behind 4-3. The Harvey partners came storming back to win the final three games to take the match 6-4. 

In the semifinal, Arabella and Sarah played the No. 2 doubles team from Wooster and won that match 6-2 to advance to the final.

In the championship round, the Harvey girls were hitting on all cylinders as they took apart the No. 1 team from Wooster by the score of 6-1. They, too, have earned a place in Harvey history.

“I couldn't be more proud of the girls,” said Harvey girls coach Tim Cornell. “I had a feeling that the quarterfinal match would be the toughest of the day because, during the regular season, the Westover team had defeated our No.1 doubles team twice. However, Arabella and Sarah had bounced between No.1 and No. 2 doubles all year, so I figured they had an excellent chance to win. After getting past the first round, they really stepped up and played amazing.”

With the victory Harvey’s girls swept the HVAL team, singles, and doubles championships.

In the boys singles match Friday, freshman Teddy Aaron, who had earned the chance to compete for a championship, fell to  Wooster's Blake Cushman, 8-2 after winning a few games early in the match.

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