Photo credit: Joseph D. Sullivan | MATT GEORGE
In his first year competing at first singles, George went 13-1 in the fall and won a hard-fought match, 21-18, 19-21, 21-18, in the county final to win the first singles title. He also helped lead Jericho to a 14-0 record and a third consecutive county title.
Jericho entered the fall as the three-time defending champion of the five-year-old league and is, not surprisingly, the favorite again. All three singles players, Matt George (2012 All-LI), Pritak Patel and Ian Hua, return for coach Mark Burkowsky.
According to Burkowsky, the recent success is due, in large part, to the team's "family atmosphere." Practice is filled with moments of levity,...
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