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Tennis - Boys' III

Record: 9-2

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 Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Salisbury School
Home Details Win 6-1
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details Win 7-0
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 6-1
vs.
Rumsey Hall School
Home Details Loss 2-5
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details POSTPONED: Postponed
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Win 7-0
vs.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Win 6-1
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home Details Loss 1-6

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Sam Blair 2022 Washington Depot, CT
Sam Choi 2021 Belmont, MA
Ayden Cinel 2022 Torrington, CT
Nate Dexter 2022 Middlebury, CT
Laird Fitzgerald 2021 New York, NY
Brendan Holleck 2021 Southbury, CT
Tyme Kumthampinij 2022 Tenafly, NJ
Alex Lo Faro 2021 Lauenen
Kiran Nandigama 2022 Salt Point, NY
Mikey Roberts 2022 Wilton, CT
Harry Wang 2021 Shanghai
Charles Weld 2021 Great Barrington, MA
Andrew Yang 2021 Seoul

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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