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Tennis team looks to build on championship season in 2018

Photo by Edwin Perez ‘18 | Jack Woodrow ’18 gets ready to serve the ball. The varsity team practices for the upcoming season on January 22nd on Xavier Tennis courts. Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity tennis wants to capitalize on championship momentum to make it two in row this upcoming Spring. Mr. Eric Chalmers […]

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Tennis goes 13-1, prepares for state tournament

By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP Varsity Tennis, led by new coach Mr. Eric Chalmers ’10, is preparing for its state tournament later this April after a 13-win season with only one loss to Chaparral. Mr. Chalmers, a Brophy graduate, played tennis at Seattle University, and is currently in his first year of coaching high […]

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Tennis looks to repeat as state champions, have smooth transition with new coach

Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – The tennis team practices at the Phoenix Tennis Center from 2:15 to 4 on Feb. 26. The varsity team has won three straight championships in a row, and is looking to win a fourth this year. By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy tennis team, stocked with five […]

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Tennis serves up new freshman squad for the first time in school’s history

Veteran varsity coach Woods takes on new team By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s first ever freshman tennis team has its players and coaches excited for a new tradition of Bronco sports. This year will be the start of Brophy’s freshman tennis team after having only a JV and varsity team for the past […]

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Tennis enters playoffs with No. 1 seed, leaves as champions

By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos tennis team entered the first round state playoff matchup as the top seed in Division I and walked away sweeping the tournament. They played against No. 16 Westview Tuesday, April 23. The squad finished the season with a 13-1 record, with their only loss being a 5-4 […]

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Tennis looks to repeat behind talented seniors

By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbin’13 THE ROUNDUP  Last year, Brophy tennis walked off the court for the last time in 2012 as state champions. This is a new year, however, and a very different team that is gearing up to make a second straight state championship run with high expectations from the returning seniors. […]

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Tennis returns key players, sees new talent

By Kevin M. Cabano ’12
THE ROUNDUP

The Brophy varsity tennis squad is back for another season with players both new and old.

Led by head coach Mr. Bill Woods, the team will face some strong opponents this upcoming season. Desert Mountain, Chaparral and Salpointe Catholic are teams Mr. Woods cited as “tough teams” to beat.

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Led by underclassmen Chalmers, tennis fights for No. 2 ranking

The Brophy tennis team has achieved a record of 12-3 so far in the season and looks to continue their success through the end of April and the state playoffs.

Brophy won the state championship last year and surprised people this year by playing well despite losing some talented seniors.

“We were losing five of the top six players,” said head coach Mr. Bill Woods. “I felt like this team would be a top three- to-five team going into the season.”

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Tennis star Ozkan brings ‘high character’ to court

The leadership and personality of Alex Ozkan ’11 helps to spark the Brophy varsity tennis team.

He started playing tennis when he was very young, but he started playing competitively about five or six years ago.

He said he credits his love of tennis to his mother, who also played tennis.

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Tennis relies on five new varsity starters

By Tyler J. Scott ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Coming off their second state championship in a row, the Brophy tennis team is setting the bar high despite what the “experts” think.

“Everyone else’s expectations are that we are going to be runners-up for state to Salpointe,” wrote Kyle Chalmers ’13. “However, I feel that my team and I believe that we can win state. It is just whether we perform to our potential or not.”

Varsity head coach Mr. Bill Woods agreed.

“I think it would be the same expectations as every year that we would compete and be one of those teams that has a chance at the end of the season to play for a state championship,” Mr. Woods said.

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