HARVARD — It has been said that post-season play starts a whole new season, but for the Bromfield boys tennis team the start of their second season looked an awful lot like their regular season. After winning all 18 matches in the regular season, the Trojans started their quest of a District Championship with a convincing 5-0 thrashing of Whitinsville Christian.
Second singles player Lars Nordgreen set the tone for the Trojans, using a lethan top-spin forehand to dismantle Jon Vriesma 6-0, 6-0 for Bromfield’s first point of the day. Nordgreen was sharp from the outset, consistently finding corners with unhittable shots and putting the ball exactly where he wanted to.
The number one doubles team of Keiron Stoddart and Ray Dunn used their athleticism to advantage as the rolled past Sam Koopman and Ben Thayer 6-1, 6-0. Their combination of size and quickness proved too much to handle.
Whitinsville Christian’s number one singles player Peter Koopman turned in a hard-fought effort, but Bromfield’s Tyler Phelan got stronger as the match progressed and prevailed 6-2, 6-3.
Bromfield’s number two doubles team of James Bowling and Luke Broganer turned in a cohesive performance as they blasted Dan DeChristoforo and Reed Bowden 6-1, 6-2.
Bromfield’s number three singles player Drew Banker completed the whitewash by overwhelming Ethan Bates 6-1, 6-1.
The victory advances the Trojans into the semi-finals against Grafton.