Tennis: Bow, Kearsarge players compete in NHIAA singles and doubles tourneys


Monitor staff

Published: 06-10-2023 10:43 AM

The NHIAA singles and doubles tournaments took place over the past week, with tennis players from Bow High School and Kearsarge Regional High School competing in matches at Southern New Hampshire University, The Derryfield School and Memorial Field.

Capital Area players went the farthest in the boys’ singles and doubles tournaments with Bow’s Dom Jurcins and Cy Yvars, and Kearsarge’s Liam Miller and Davis West making the quarterfinals.

Jurcins, a senior, was seeded seventh in the boys’ singles tournament, picking up victories over Nashua South’s Atul Phadke, 9-7, in the opening round, and Bishop Guertin’s Gavin Bombara, 8-1, in the Round of 16, before falling to No. 4 Logan Mack of Bedford in the final eight, 8-2.

Fellow senior Yvars also made the quarterfinals, the only non-seeded player to make the final eight, earning victories over Oyster River’s Shashu Srivatsan, 8-0, and Lebanon’s Will Katz, 8-5, in the first two rounds. Yvars fell to Bedford’s Lucas Mack – the third seed, 8-1 in the quarters.

Kearsarge sophomore Liam Miller defeated a player from Monadnock in the opening round, 8-3, before falling to Bishop Guertin’s Nick Xie, 8-3, in the Round of 16.

Kearsarge senior Davis West fell to Oyster River’s John Henry, 8-4 in the opening round.

Lebanon’s Nolan Arado went on to win the boys’ singles title, while Winnacunnet’s Polina Makarenko won the title in the girls’ singles tourney, which did not have any area competitors.

In the boys’ doubles tournament, Jurcins and Yvars were seeded No. 6, and Miller and West were seeded No. 7, with both pairs advancing to the quarterfinals.

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The Kearsarge pair defeated Srivatsan and Henry, 8-6, in the opening round while the Bow pair had a bye.

Jurcins and Yvars defeated Tyler Dionne and Cody Neff of Goffstown, 8-5, in the second round before falling to Derryfield’s Davey and Jack Schroeder, 8-4, in the quarterfinals.

West and Miller beat a pair from Gilford, 8-0, in the Round of 16, and lost to Katz and Arado, 8-4, in the quarterfinals.

Bow had two pairs selected for the girls’ doubles state tournament. Sophomores Jaden Glace and Grace Modzeleski fell to Oyster River’s Maggie Farwell and Sofie Gibson, 8-0, while sophomore Katie McCabe and senior Sudy Chakraborty lost to Souhegan’s Caroline Drum and Tess Jancar, 8-1, in the first round.