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VARSITY SWIMMER 2008
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Jesuit may have graduated the marquee players who led it to a fourth straight Metro League title in 2008, but make no mistake about it — the Crusaders are the league’s premier team once again in 2009.
“Jesuit will probably win the conference again this year by depth alone,” said Southridge coach Mike Horton. Jesuit coach Jeff Wood “will have a solid team from one through 12.”
“Beaverton’s on the rise, Westview’s pretty good and Sunset has some depth too,” said Aloha coach Kurt Lindner. “But Jesuit, with their depth, they’ll still win it.”
While the Crusaders were league coaches’ overwhelming favorite, the race for second is far less clear with Beaverton — led by junior singles favorite Alen Suklje – Westview, Sunset and even Southridge drawing mention as possibilities.
BEAVERTON – The 2009 season might just be a very good one for the Beaverton boys tennis team.
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Or it might not. Even the Beavers admit they’re not entirely sure.
But the Beavers do know this much — junior singles player Alen Suklje seems poised for a very, very big year. Suklje, third in the Metro League and a state quarterfinalist a year ago, is the obvious favorite to win the Metro singles title this year.
Suklje is “a great player and I expect him to compete for the Metro title and, potentially, a seed at the state tournament,” said Beaverton coach Matt Hottmann. “He is so athletic and physical on the court (but) lately, he’s working really hard at rounding out his game and filling in some holes to complement his athleticism.”
Joining Suklje on the singles ladder will be sophomore Daivik Orth at No. 2, sophomore Ben Menashe at third singles and senior Joe Springhetti at fourth.
In the doubles lineup, seniors Fletcher Miller and Dan Nguyen will go at No. 1, senior Grant Schoen and junior Brian Choe will be at two or three, seniors Rudolfo Figueredo and Anthony Amsberry will be at two or three, while in the mix for No. 4 are sophomores Mark Mariano and Sam Director, and senior Brandon Bayles.
“It’s an odd blend this year,” Hottmann said. “My singles players are relatively young, while the doubles teams are seniors (but) I think we will keep ourselves in matches through our tenacity, and I anticipate, especially my doubles teams, winning some matches that on first glance they shouldn’t.”
IN FEW DECADES, IN METRO LEAGUE???
Miles Vance / Beaverton Valley Times
At the top of the singles ladder, Beaverton junior Alen Suklje put together a dynamite first set against Westview senior Minje Shin, then had to fight for his life in the second set before escaping to win 6-3, 7-5. In that second set, Shin led 5-2 and had three set points on Suklje’s serve in the eighth game but couldn’t cash in.
“He just turned it on in the second set. What can I say?” Suklje said. “He was playing a good match. It was a lot of fun.”
“Alen finally is starting to construct points rather than just crush his way through people,” Hottmann said. “Being down 5-2 and coming back impressed me, and I noticed that he used much more variety in the type of ball he was hitting.”
“Against Alen, there’s just no margin for error because his serve is just so spot on,” Shin said. “I just told myself, if I can get that serve back and just play out a point I can rally with him, which I did for the most part.”
“Minje played a really good match,” Arnold said. “He’s finally starting to break through.”
But with his back to the wall and facing the very real possibility of a third set, Suklje turned up the heat on his big serve, broke Shin when he absolutely had to and ripped off five straight games to take the second set and the match.
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HANG CLEAN – 255…………..………BEST SCHOOL WIDE FOR 2010
STANDING BROAD JUMP – 9’4”…... BEST SCHOOL WIDE FOR 2010
PACER TEST – 152 ………………… ALL TIME SCHOOL RECORD
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