This year marked the first year of the St. Peter’s Prep Boys Tennis Invitational. With over 70 players in Hudson County, the invitational was a three day competitive event at Lincoln Park. All of the Hudson County teams had the opportunity to have their players play in the following positions:
- First Singles
- Second Singles
- Third Singles
- First Doubles
- Second Doubles
Going into the tournament, Ferris’s Kunal Krishan held the top seed in first singles, Kevin Nguyen of McNair held the top seed in second singles and Francois Rodas of Bayonne held the top seed in third singles. In doubles play, Secaucus’s first doubles team of Nirish Chilakala and Dipesh Patel held the top seed and, finally, St. Peter’s Prep’s 2nd doubles team of Harrison Sykes and Ethan Gaynor held the top seed.
After three days of intense play the finals consistented of the following:
- Eric Douqert (Secaucus) vs. Jeffery Sypykowski (Bayonne) at First Singles
- Shivam Rajwani (SPP) vs. Kevin Nguyen (McNair) at Second Singles
- Francois Rodas (Bayonne) vs. Christian Bautista (McNair) at Third Singles
- Nirish Chilakala and Dipesh Patel (Secaucus) vs. Anthony Mouridy and Anthony Chrysikos (SPP) at First Doubles
- Sambhav Jaideep and Adhinav Sirohi (Secaucus) vs. Edward Munoz and Kevin Zamora (Union City) at Second Doubles
The final round went to almost 7:00pm with some matches going almost three hours in three sets. The singles positions were decided after about two hours of play while the doubles both went to three sets respectively. In the end all players fought very hard for their position.
The results are as follows:
- First Singles – Jeffery Sypykowski (BHS) defeated Eric Douqert (Secaucus)
- Second Singles – Shivam Rajwani (SPP) defeated Kevin Nguyen (McNair)
- Third Singles – Fancois Rodas (BHS) defeated Christian Bautisti (McNair)
- First Doubles – Nirish Chilakala and Dipesh Patel (Secaucus) defeated Anthony Mouridy and Anthony Chrysikos (SPP)
- Second Doubles – Sambhav Jaideep and Adhinav Sirohi (Secaucus) defeated Edward Munoz and Kevin Zamora (Union City)
Congratulations to all players and coaches who participated in this invitational!