NHIAA D-III Boys' Tennis Championship: Gilford edges Bow for second straight title
Gilford's Andrew Coulfield holds the trophy after his team beat Bow in doubles during Division III Tennis at The Derryfield School in Manchester on Tuesday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
NHIAA Division III Boys' Tennis ChampionshipAT THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL, MANCHESTER
Gilford 5, Bow 4
Singles: Andrew Caulfield (G) d. Zach Zbehlik, 8-2; Tim Bradley (B) d. Bryce Workman, 8-5; Grant Workman (G) d. Ben Maurer, 8-6; Keaton Quigley (G) d. Nate Louf, 8-3; Nolan Dwyer (G) d. Jacob Huppe, 9-8 (7-0); Josh DeYoung (B) d. Brad Bergman, 8-3
Doubles: Caulfield/G.Workman (G) d. Zbehlik/Louf, 8-6; Bradley/Maurer (B) d. B. Workman/Quigley, 9-8 (7-1); Huppe/DeYoung (B) d. Dwyer/Bergman, 9-8 (7-3)
Records: Gilford 17-0; Bow 13-2
For the second straight season and the fourth time in five seasons, top-ranked Gilford captured the state title with a 5-4 decision over second-seeded Bow at Derryfield School. Gilford (17-0) completed its second straight undefeated campaign and ran its unbeaten streak to 33 straight triumphs.
“To be honest about it, we’re just tired of it,” said Bow coach Drew Groves. “Once again we played hard, the effort was tremendous and we just fell short.”
In singles, Caulfield defeated Zbehlik 8-2 and Workman captured an 8-6 decision against Ben Maurer at No. 3. Gilford’s Keaton Quigley posted an 8-3 decision against Louf at No. 4. Bow’s two singles wins came off the rackets of No. 2 player Tim Bradley, an 8-5 winner over Bryce Workman, and No. 6 Josh DeYoung, an 8-3 victor against Brad Bergman.