March 6, 2020
The Cherry Hill East Boys’ Tennis Team is in the midst of one of its best seasons in the last decade. The boys have started the season 12-0, which has granted them the title of Olympic Conference American Division Champions for the third year in a row.
This year feels different for the Cougars, due to a strong emergence of leadership from the senior class. Adam Yu (‘19), first singles and a TCNJ tennis recruit, has had one of his best seasons yet, winning all three of his matches against Lenape, a rival to East. He also had an impressive win against Cherokee. However, it is not just Yu who is making an impact. The whole team is pulling their weight, including Nathan Belitsky (‘22) and Brett Schuster (‘22), two freshmen who have made an astounding impact on the varsity level.
“Right now we are -0, which is honestly like a dream start,” said Yu.
As the Cougars head into the Group IV South playoffs as a number one seed, they look to remain confident and keep fighting for every point. They also hope that this season ends differently than the last three: winning a sectional title. The Cougars have come up just short these past three seasons, but this year, the talent is like no other.
“We’ve been there three years in a row. We’ve lost We know how that feels. We’ve lost in all sorts of ways… This year I feel like we have the talent and the confidence to go out there and win,” said head coach Greg deWolf.
As the season comes to a close in the next couple of weeks, the Cougars will put everything they have in competing for the coveted sectional title.