Phoenix Boys Tennis Sets Colonels Ablaze

On March 29, the boys tennis team went up against the James Wood Colonels, and beat them with a score of 9-0.


Nidhi Manchala

Junior Kaushik Muskari returns the ball to secure the win during a singles match.

Playing at their own pace, the Phoenix boys tennis team swept the Colonels 9-0 at their match on March 29. The Phoenix scored 3-0 in doubles and 6-0 in singles, ending the match with a score of 9-0 overall.  So far, the boys tennis team has had five consecutive wins after their loss to Riverside High School.

Christopher Schamus, the head coach of the boys tennis team, was very proud of the team’s efforts, “[I] feel very good, the team is doing well today,” Schamus said. “It’s pretty great to see the guys come together as a team.” Along with the team’s collaboration, Schamus noted their current record. “We’ve won five straight matches now, so we’re hopefully going to continue that after spring break,” Schamus said.

Junior Matthew Calvario enjoys the bond the sport brings outside of the actual game. “Besides games, my favorite part of the season has been going on the bus because you get to hang out with everyone,” Calvario said. “It’s a very friendly environment and I think that’s the best part.” Calvario acknowledged the “clean sweep” against the Colonels, but believes that it shouldn’t get in the way of what the team needs to improve on.

This season is also the last for many players, such as senior captain Rayyan Ansari. Ansari has enjoyed the season so far. “I think we just stuck to what we normally do,” Ansari said. “Just sticking to our own fundamentals knowing that if we play our own game we’re going to be able to be as successful as we’ve been in the past and that’s just by playing the game we want to play.” 

The next game for the Phoenix boys tennis team will be on April 13 against Broad Run.