Boys Tennis Super Team
Alex Bitter, Providence Day
The sophomore has already ascended to the top of the Chargers rotation and has proven he can live up the pressure. The two-star recruit is ranked as the state’s 24th best player in the Class of 2020, and the all-state selection is only getting better.
Sam Dean, Myers Park
Dean was spectacular for the runner-up Mustangs. Playing No. 2, the junior went 18-0 in singles during the regular season. He was a 4A singles qualifier. He is ranked No. 8 in the Class of 2018 and listed among the top 300 players in the nation by Tennisrecruiting.net.
Mark Dillon, Myers Park
Dillon was the leader of the 4A Western Regional champs. He placed second in the state in the individual tournament, and went 15-1 in singles play and 5-0 in doubles. The South Charlotte Weekly Player of the Year is ranked third in the Class of 2019 and No. 201 in the country.
Charlie Fox, Myers Park
The senior had a memorable final year. He helped the Mustangs win the region by going 15-1 in singles play and 7-0 in doubles. Fox also teamed with Charlie Reiney to advance to the quarterfinals of the 4A individual tournament.
Dillon Gooch, Carmel Christian
The all-state senior hasn’t lost a high school match in three seasons. This year, the UNC Wilmington signee led the Cougars to their third straight state title, and the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly Player of the Year was 12-0 in singles play, is ranked No. 3 in the state in the Class of 2018 and No. 129 nationally.
Matthew Gooch, Carmel Christian
Just a sophomore, Gooch has been a huge part of two of the Cougars three consecutive NCISAA 2A titles. This season the all-state selection went 11-0 in singles play. Gooch is ranked No. 12 in Class of 2020 by Tennisrecruiting.net.
McClelland hasn’t lost a match in three seasons, and this year the three-time all-NCISAA selection went 17-0 playing at No. 1 and was 16-2 in doubles. McClelland led the Bucs to their fourth straight championship.
Charlie Reiney, Myers Park
Reiney qualified for the 4A doubles tournament with teammate Charlie Fox and they advanced together to the second round. But Reiney was also a star singles player for the runner up Mustangs as he went 16-1 in singles and 23-1 overall.
Bennett Turner, Country Day
The NCISAA 3A champs were loaded with talent including Turner. The sophomore earned all-state honors after going 14-2 in singles play and 16-2 in doubles. The Bucs No.2 is ranked 13th in the state in the Class of 2020.
Kaelan Van Cleef,
The freshman made a huge impact on the state champions already potent lineup. Van Cleef went 17-0 in singles play on lines three and four and was 15-2 in doubles play this year. The four-star recruit is ranked No. 8 in the N.C. Class of 2021 and within the top 275 nationally.
Johnny Bingham, Country Day; Walker Browne, Myers Park; Jonathan Lee, Ardrey Kell; Patrick Meehan, Providence; Nikhil Nayar, Ardrey Kell; Tarun Prakash, Country Day; Ben Richards, Myers Park; Ethan Scheper, Providence; Payton Smith, South Meck; Alec Strause, Carmel Christian