Watkinson wins HVAL title, earns another invitation to New England tournament

Back row, from left: Oliver Avery (West Hartford), Jordan Karp (Avon), Nick Esposito (Windsor), Ted Wen (Simsbury); Front row, from left: Gavin Anderson (West Hartford), Keifer Jaffee (Simsbury), Forrest Xu (Hartford), Stevie Giamalis (Glastonbury). Missing from photo: Matteo Carrabba (West Hartford), Daniel Ting (West Hartford), Sam Wilder (West Hartford), Taylor Lemus (Hartford)

HARTFORD – Avon’s Jordan Karp helped the Watkinson School boys tennis team win the Hudson Valley League (HVAL) championship recently. Watkinson went undefeated in HVAL league play this season, winning the league title for the second year in a row. Watkinson beat Forman School in Litchfield to win the HVAL tournament crown for the first time since 2009.Taylor Lemus (Hartford).

Watkinson did receive an invitation to the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) tournament for the third straight season but was defeated by eventual New England champion Portsmouth Abbey, 4-0 in the Class C semifinals.

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