Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/4/2013 8:59 PM

Finals setbacks for Stevenson at Deerfield

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
By Mike Garofola
Daily Herald Correspondent

Stevenson looked on course for a dream result at singles and doubles Saturday afternoon at the annual Deerfield 8-team tennis invite, but a pair of finals losses spoiled the ending for the Patriots.

Senior Jeremy Bush fell in straight sets to Alex Galoustian (6-4, 6-4) at No. 1 singles at Lake Forest's West campus, while at the same time, teammates Josh Lieberman and Pawel Jaworski suffered the same fate at the hands of top seed John Zordani and Scott Christian of Lake Forest 6-0, 6-4.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

"Galoustian was just awesome today," said Stevenson coach Tom Stanhope. "Jeremy played well, but (Galoustian) controlled the tempo right from the start, and even though we tried to take away the angles, he just did a great job out there."

Last weekend at the prestigious Pitchford 32, Bush finished second to Hinsdale Central star sophomore, Martin Joyce, also in straight sets.

Lake Forest and New Trier tied for the team title with 60 points each. Stevenson was third at 44, just ahead of Deerfield (42).

In doubles, the Lieberman-Jaworski team appeared to be in top form after two previous victories, but the senior duo was unable to solve Lake Forest, which broke the Patriots three times in the first set, then roared back from a 4-2 second-set deficit to claim the title.

"Despite the loss today, Josh and Pawel continue to make progress," said Stanhope. "They have been together just a few times this season, and they already reached the finals at No. 2 doubles last weekend at the 32, and again today. If they continue to work and improve, they could become a force when the state tournament begins in a month.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.