Hopewell High School recently closed the book on the first decade of existence. I had the opportunity to lead the Men's Tennis program for the majority of the decade. During this decade, the team won the conference title five times, a very impressive feat for a brand-new school.
I have put together an "All-Decade" team to recognize the top individuals who have led the program. One key aspect is this group followed the primary tennis "lineup" rule, which means this is the collection of the top players over the decade, not necessarily those with the best record. Therefore, if a player is on the team and played #2 at the peak of their career, then the individual who played #1 would need to be included.
In alphabetical order and on-court accomplishments(publication awards not included)
HOPEWELL MEN'S TENNIS ALL-DECADE TEAM
Matt Alexander ('07-10): Singles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2009; Doubles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2010; State qualifier in 2009; Two-time regional qualifier; Three-time All-Conference selection; played #1 as a senior, #2 as a junior, #4 as a sophomore, #5 as a freshman; Team titles in 2010
John David Curlis ('08-11): Doubles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2010; Doubles Conf. Tourney Runner-up in 2011, losing only to teammates; Four-time regional qualifier; Three-time All-Conference selection; played #1 as a senior, #2 as a junior, #3 as a sophomore, #6 as a freshman; Team titles in 2010 and 2011
Anthony Lopez ('08-09): Singles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2008; State qualifier in 2008; Two-time regional qualifier; Two-time All-Conference selection; played #1 in both years at Hopewell;
Tyler Roberts ('10-11): Singles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2010; Doubles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2011; State doubles qualifier in 2011; Two-time regional qualifier; All-Conference in 2011; played #2 as a senior and #5 as a junior (only years on team); Team titles in 2010 and 2011
Ryan Veatch ('04-07): Two-time Singles Conf. Tourney Champion in 2006 and 2007; Singles Conf. Tourney Runner-up in 2005; State qualifier in 2006; Four-time regional qualifier; Four-time All-Conference selection; Conference Player of the Year in 2007; played #1 all four years, leading team to conference titles in first three
Bryan Weynand ('03-06): Two-time All-Conference selection; led Hopewell to first conference titles in school-history, which resulted in three-peat ('04-06); played #2 for three years and #1 as a freshman
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