Detail Page

Martlets Sweep

After splitting with Loomis on the WALKS Playday one week ago, today’s match seemed as if it would be far too close to predict, especially without our 5 and 6, home with the flu. It turns out that Loomis was also missing a player. In any case, the Black and Gold got off to a strong start, winning the first games at 4, 6, and 7. At 6, Jason Hu ‘25 kept his momentum going and won easily in three. Kai Appleton ‘24 who came up from the JV earned a W at #7 with a solid 3-1 victory. At 4, Co-capt. Gabe Lugo ‘23 won his second game in a very tight match. Even up 2-0, it was clear that this one could go either way. A Loomis win would even the match at 2-2, but Lugo stayed in control and slightly ahead as he won the final game by the smallest of margins. Up 3-1, things looked good for the team. When Co-capt. Julio Palomino Perez ‘23 and James Teng ‘26 both won in three, the match was decided. Mason Abbate ‘24 had started slowly and climbed his way back into his match, but ultimately succumbed, making the final score 5-2. 

Even as the Loomis match was finishing, Appleton took the court again and earned a second win on the day, giving the team an early lead. At 2, Andrew Pang ‘24 lost his first game and was growing frustrated, having lost three close games earlier. He settled down and let his strong game emerge. Using all four corners with precision, Pang gritted out an overset win to tie his match and followed with two more tough games. Both players were depleted. Hu found himself in a barn burner of a match. His opponent was running down the most improbable of shots. He dove for a few gets, lunged and volleyed with quick hands and intense determination. Hu was a bit rattled and allowed a 7-2 lead in game two to turn into an 8-10 deficit. He was trying to do more to end the points sooner, rather than just staying in control and allowing his opponent to run to all four corners. Somehow Hu pulled out game two and settled down a bit to win in three. Lugo lost his first game, but adjusted his game plan and held on for a nice win. The second round of matches all went in straight games. Abbate got his W for the day, while Teng and Palomino-Perez both won for a second time. Teng played a stout opponent who was as fast and talented as he was big, football big. Nonetheless, Teng kept control of most points to make the match final score 7-0.
Back

Contact Us

995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

P. (860) 408-3000
F. (860) 408 3001
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
In keeping with our support for a diverse community, Westminster abides by all applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national and ethnic origin, ancestry and/or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered program. Westminster admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. 
© Copyright 2023 Westminster School  |  Privacy Policy
AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.