By Taft Gantt ’20
After a long day of tennis, Woodberry finished third in the 47th Annual WFS Tennis Invitational. From 8:30 am to dusk, competitive matches took place between boys from seven different schools: Collegiate, Covenant, EC Glass, Georgetown Prep, Norfolk Academy, St. Chris, and Woodberry Forest.
The tournament was composed of 10 separate brackets–six singles and four doubles. Each player was rewarded points depending on their finish. For example, a first-place finish resulted in seven points, and a seventh-place finish resulted in one point.
St. Chris won the overall tournament with a total of 59 points. The Saints dominated on courts one and two, singles and doubles, where they all won their respective brackets. At second place, Norfolk Academy finished second with 51 points. Woodberry Forest rounded out the top three with 48 points.
In singles, Thomas Griffin ‘19 and Taft Gantt ‘20 led the Tigers. Griffin, playing court two, won his first two matches, losing in the finals to secure second place. Gantt won the championship at court five for Woodberry’s only seven points of the day. Tyler Mills ‘21 and Mariano Corona ‘19 also played well finishing in third place on courts four and six.
The prolonged day of tennis came to an end at the trophy ceremony where the tournament director, Matt Blundin, passed out plaques to the champions and Woodberry coaches Drew Collier and Mourad Fahim said a few words. The final results were posted on the whiteboard, as seen below.