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July 5, 2013

Boys Tennis All-Stars: Max repeats as MVP

Boys Tennis All-Stars

Name School Year

Singles

Austin Bendetson Andover Sr.

Varun Penamatsa Andover Jr.

*Harrison Max Londonderry Sr.

Ryan Broderick Londonderry Jr.

Doubles

Danny Ryan Pentucket Sr.

Adam Chory Pentucket Jr.

David Hutchings Windham Sr.

Tyler Somen Windham Sr.

*Eagle-Tribune MVP

AUSTIN BENDETSON

Andover Senior

Three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Reached North Open Tourney quarterfinals. Two-time MVC Division 1 MVP. Two-year captain. Unbeaten in MVC last two years. “He has worked extremely hard on his game since before high school. He has an all-court game. He’s a student of the game,” said coach Mike Wartman. Top student. Will play at Tufts. His brother, Ross, was Phillips’ starting hockey goalie last winter.

VARUN PENAMATSA

Andover Junior

Two-time All-MVC. Went 8-0 in league and 12-3 overall. Played No. 2 singles last two years and No. 3 as a freshman. 6-foot-1. Captain-elect. Southpaw serves righthanded. When his Lowell opponent broke his racquet, Varun lent him his. “He’s worked really hard on his game. His serve is his big strength,” said coach Mike Wartman. His cousin, Mt. Greylock’s Rohan Shastri, won the state singles title.

RYAN BRODERICK

Londonderry Junior

Began season at No. 4 singles and moved up to No. 2. Went 15-2 in regular season and playoffs. Also had a 15-2 record at No. 2 doubles with Tim Court. “He’s incredibly crafty,” said coach Bill Knee. “He can find a weakness and punish a player. He’ll drag out a point until he wins it.” Also a varsity golfer. Represented Londonderry at DECA convention in Utah last year. Active with St. Mark’s Church.

DANNY RYAN and ADAM CHORY

Pentucket

Posted a 17-3 record. Won three matches to capture CAL Open. Won two matches in North Sectional Open. Ryan, who played baseball his first two years, was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star last year with Chris Adams. The National Honor Society student graduated 31st in a class of 180 and will attend UMass Amherst. The 6-1 Chory, a junior, is captain-elect in basketball and tennis. He’s ranked in the top 10 overall in his class.

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