Hamilton Boys Tennis 2019


Connor Manning

The 2019 Hamilton Boys Tennis team is off to a blazing start to the season. They are 10-0, and are currently ranked #1 in the entire state. Led by senior players Matthew Wang, Neil Bhardwaja, and Rahul Bhat, This Hamilton team has straight up dominated their opponents so far. The season opened up on February 25th at home versus Red Mountain. Every single Husky won their match, including three doubles matchups. Junior player Cameron Khan (11), commented on his teams success so far, “Yeah, I think that we are all focused, and Hamilton has had a reputation for being a very strong team and we all just want to follow in their footsteps.” Hamilton has been very successful in the past, even last year, with the Huskies only losing one game all year!  

Hamilton’s closest matchup so far has come against the Desert Vista Thunder on March 21st. The Huskies started out a little sluggish, with Matthew Wang and Neil Bhardwaja losing their matchups, but followed it up with four straight sweeps from Rahul Baja, Cameron Khan, Dravid Navale, and George Badulescu. They also took two out of the three doubles matches. Freshman George Badulescu was asked about what it meant to be on Varsity as a freshman, and how he’s been so successful against kids older than him, “You know, it’s not really something I really think about when I’m on the court. I just go out there and do my best every match.” Badulescu is currently 7-0 matches, with four wins coming in singles, and three in doubles.

The Huskies currently have have four matchups left, plus an invitational hosted by the Huskies that will take place on Friday April 5th at Chandler High. The Huskies will host Highland April 3rd, and rival Chandler April 4th. The Huskies will finish up the regular season next week when they host the Basha Bears on April 9th, and then travel up north to play the Brophy Broncos two days later on the 11th. When asked about the remaining teams they play, Matthew Wang (12) said that, “Obviously we have to take every team seriously, but we especially have to worry about Brophy. They are also undefeated like us, and it will be a very close matchup.” Brophy is currently Number one in the standings, and ranked 2nd, behind Hamilton. Make sure you come support your boys tennis team in their last three home matches of the season! Go Huskies!