June 26, 2013

Bissonette, O'Leary lead CVAC tennis All-Stars

After going 7-0 during the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ tennis season, Peru placed three singles players and one doubles pair on the 2013 CVAC All-Star teams. Northeastern Clinton and Saranac were also well represented; the Cougars had two doubles teams and one singles player honored, and the Chiefs had two singles players and a doubles pair chosen.

On the girls’ side, Plattsburgh High led the way with three players selected, while CVAC champion Lake Placid had two All-Stars and Northeastern Clinton had one singles player and one doubles pair recognized.

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The All-Stars are selected by the CVAC coaches.


First Team

No. 1 singles

Shawn Bissonette (Saranac)- A senior, Bissonette qualified for the state tournament four times in his career — twice in doubles and twice in singles. He was the Section VII singles champion the last two years and finished with a career singles record of 17-4.

No. 2 singles

Johnny McAuliffe (Peru)- The junior and team co-captain went unbeaten this season and dropped just one match in 2012. McAuliffe made the first team for the second time. He placed third in the 2013 Section VII singles tournament and qualified for the state tournament.

No. 3 singles

Connor Bond (Peru)- He lost just three games all season and won every match the past two CVAC seasons. In his third year on varsity, the junior makes his second appearance on the First Team.

No. 1 doubles

McKenna Hunter and Adam Khater (Northeastern Clinton)- After earning a trip to the state tournament in 2012, Hunter, a senior, and Khater, a junior, continued to excel this season, going 7-0. They won the Section VII doubles title.

No. 2 doubles

Austin Tetreault and Devin McManus (Northeastern Clinton)- Tetreault, a sophomore, and McManus, a freshman, proved to be very versatile players for the Cougars. Both are expected to provide big contributions to next year’s team.

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