June 14, 2014

NCCS boys, Peru girls lead way for CVAC tennis all-stars

The Northeastern Clinton boys’ and Peru girls’ tennis teams went a combined 14-0 on the spring en route to Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular-season championships.

The two programs topped the CVAC all-star list, accounting for 20 of the 28 selections.

Northeastern Clinton’s Dan Gallagher, who completed his sixth season at the helm, was named the boys’ Coach of the Year after a 6-0 campaign.

The Cougars, along with Plattsburgh High, were co-owners of the team sportsmanship award.

On the girls’ side, Jim Neyenhouse guided the Indians to an 8-0 mark to earn Coach of the Year honors.

Beekmantown was selected for the team sportsmanship award.

The all-stars were determined by CVAC coaches.

BoysFirst TeamNo. 1 Singles

Ryan Marks (Northeastern Clinton)- Marks, a senior, led the Cougars to an undefeated season. He recorded a 6-0 regular-season record on his way to become the Section VII singles champion.

No. 2 Singles

Peter Daly (Peru)- Competing in his fourth year of tennis, Daly’s athleticism and improved technique enabled him to obtain a 5-1 record.

No. 3 Singles

Conner Bond (Peru)- A team captain, Bond went 6-0 on the spring. He was a major reason why the Indians compiled a 5-1 regular-season record.

No. 1 Doubles

Adam Khater (Northeastern Clinton) and Brendan Boutin (Northeastern Clinton)- Khater and Boutin, who have a combined seven years of experience, exemplified consistency and excellence as they completed an undefeated season, losing only one set.

No. 2 Doubles

Austin Tetreault (Northeastern Clinton) and Devin McManus (Northeastern Clinton)- Tetreault and McManus became an integral part of the Cougars’ championship season, going 6-0 in six matches. The two proved to be every bit as solid and valuable as Northeastern Clinton’s No. 1 doubles team.

Second TeamNo. 1 Singles

Johnny McAuliffe (Peru)- A senior and fourth-year player, McAuliffe finished the spring at 5-1. A two-year captain for the Indians, he’s been a big part of Peru’s program success.

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