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Tennis - Boys' III

Record: 7-1

Overview

Overview

Boys’ thirds tennis is the final tier of tennis teams that has an interscholastic roster. There are usually about ten competitions in the season against Taft’s rival schools, with a fairly even split between home and away matches. In the beginning of the season, it usually takes about two weeks for the team to form as cuts are made from the varsity and junior varsity squads. Most of the players on the thirds team are advanced beginners to intermediate level players, but as Taft has a competitive tennis program, the level of play is serious—as many players hone their game in anticipation of continued participation in Taft’s tennis program. The boys’ thirds tennis team carries between ten and twelve players, with nearly all members of the squad seeing play during matches. Competitions are decided on a best-of-seven-point system, with six singles matches counting for one point each and the collective doubles matches (of which there are three) counting as a single point. In 2016, the team finished with a 7-2 record.

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 7-0
vs.
Salisbury School
Home Details Win 7-0
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
Rumsey Hall School
Home Details Loss 2-5
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Win 7-0
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Win 5-2
vs.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Away Details Win 7-0
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Win 4-3

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Lachlan Berray 2019 New York, NY
Jonathan Cheng 2020 Tai Tam
McRae Culbertson 2019 Charlotte, NC
Chase Harper 2019 Woodbury, CT
Dikran Izmirlian 2020 Nassau
Sehjin Jo 2020 Fort Lee, NJ
Peter Keigher 2019 Greenwich, CT
Julia Laico 2018 Warwick, NY
Tsz Chin Lu 2019 Shanghai
Yijie Lu 2019 Hangzhou
Mihir Nayar 2019 Chicago, IL
Joseph Reiser 2019 Mystic, CT
Liam Shannon 2020 Washington Depot, CT
Leigh Sharpless 2018 Chapel Hill, NC
Charles Werner 2019 Boca Raton, FL
Zongyang Yu 2020 Beijing

Coaches

Coaches

About Coach Joe Zipoli

After graduating from Taft in 1984, Joe attended Wesleyan University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. He later received his master’s degree in mathematics from Rhode Island College. Joe comes to Taft with a wealth of experience in teaching mathematics to high school students, most recently teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, Precalculus, and AP Calculus AB & BC at Guilford High School. Joe introduced BC Calculus to the Guilford High School curriculum and co-authored the Guilford district mathematics curriculum. Prior to teaching at Guilford High School, Joe taught at Friends Seminary in New York, as well as The Alperin Schechter School and The Wheeler School, both in Providence, Rhode Island. Joe is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society, and he is the recipient of the 2012 Guilford Fund for Education, the Beinecke Memorial Scholarship (one of seven awarded nationally), and the Ford Foundation Research Grant at Wesleyan. Joe teaches mathematics, coaches intramural squash and boys’ thirds tennis, and serves as a dormitory associate on CPT2. He lives in Watertown.


Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 4-2 2011-12 7-2
2012-13 0-6 2013-14 5-2
2014-15 5-1 2015-16 7-2
2016-17

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