tennis

Tennis Team ready to compete nationally, lead by ideals of team first
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Andrew Chong ’21 serves in a practice session.  By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Tennis team has a pedigree of success in Arizona, and this year, the team looks to test their strengths nationally with their acceptance to the Newport Invitational. The team has a unique dynamic this season, with the top two players on the team being a Freshman and…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
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 school tennis. “I am proud to say that I am a Brophy alum,” he said…
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 few decades. Coach Mr. Bill Woods, who coaches a variety of sports including tennis and…
Singles state champion Blake named All-American
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Arizona singles tennis state champion Hudson Blake ’13 was named an All-American May 19 by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation. The NHSTAA names 40 male and female All-Americans each year. Less than a month ago Blake helped the Broncos take home the team tennis championship and also won the singles state championship against James Ponwith of Chaparral. Blake committed to TCU…
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 defeat against Mesa Mountain View. However, head coach Mr. Bill Woods only used one of…
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. “This is a new year, but I think the players expect a repeat,” said Head…
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.

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.”