Whitehall tennis team concludes a great year
The Whitehall boys tennis season ended with Jeremy Lim making a strong bid as one of the best singles players in the area.
Lim was participating in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Singles Tournament which recently resumed after a two-week break. He was paired against Parkland’s Aneesh Kapoor in the consolation round at Winning Touch Tennis in Allentown.
Head coach Austin Berg said that Lim’s play in that match demonstrated his resolve and why he’s a rising star in the EPC. The tournament featured pro sets, where the first player to win 10 games takes the set and the match. Berg said that Lim had to rally from behind twice, once by as many as three games before he eventually tied it at 8-8.
Berg said that the two players battled back and forth with Lim making some incredible shots throughout the match. While the play was spirited, Lim eventually lost to Kapoor, 8-10, ending his run at a title.
Lim finished fourth in the tourney, the highest anyone’s ever placed during Berg’s tenure as head coach.
While Lim was disappointed in the outcome, Berg said that his No. 1 player made a fantastic showing.
“In the end, you could tell that he really wanted it,” said Berg. “I was really happy with his performance.”
Lim was also part of the district tournament as a doubles player. He and Nick Rohn had reached the quarterfinals against Liberty’s David Lynn and Luke Conrad. The pair lost to the Hurricane duo in straight sets, 2-6, 4-6.
While Lim and Rohn had proved effective as partners, Berg believed that the tandem didn’t play up to their capabilities in that match. He said that they were able to win some games, but they couldn’t sustain anything. David Lynn and Conrad were a tough duo as evidenced by their appearance in the finals in the doubles tournament, but Berg believed his team should have fared better.
“They had moments in the match that were really good, but not enough of it,” said Berg.
The season has now ended for the Whitehall boys who finished at 13-5 overall this year. With historic runs in the league and district tournaments, it’s certainly a bright future for the Zephyrs.