CHS Boys’ Tennis Battles Through the Season


Junior Ryan Hoban.

Isabella Korbal

After having their season cut short last year, as many spring sports did, the CHS boys’ tennis team has high hopes for this season. So far the team has not had any Covid-related interruptions and looks forward to playing in the BCSL Open this month. 

“We are hoping to get deep in that tournament and possibly have some players playing in the semi-finals or finals,” head coach Michael Fries said. 

According to Coach Fries, the team is grateful to have the opportunity to practice and play together and hopes to continue with no interference. 

“Covid hasn’t affected us, we have been lucky, so far,” Fries mentioned. 

A few players that have stood out this season, as mentioned by Coach Fries, include Angus Donahue and Gabe Heuer (first doubles) and Ryan Hoban (first singles). As of late April, both Donahue and Heuer as well as Hoban are 2-1. 

“[They] have been playing well on the courts,” Fries said. 

Captain Ryan Hoban mentioned that not having a season last year combined with the loss of a number of graduating seniors has affected the team as a whole. Despite these challenges, Hoban gives credit to the coaches for making the season feel as normal as possible. 

“I have multiple goals for the season, some include trying to win as many matches as possible and also leading the team to more team wins as well,” Hoban said. 

After coming up short in their first game against Delran on April 19, the team is eager to play them again at home on May 12, hoping to secure a win. Other upcoming matches include Moorestown Friends (away) on May 18, and Palmyra (home) on May 19. 

The team continues to push through the season with a current record of 3-6.