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P.J. Conlon wins OFSAA tennis silver medal

Upper Canada College Grade 12 student P.J. Conlon compiled a 5-0 record leading to the final of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) tennis championship before losing his final match 8-5 and capturing the silver medal.

Conlon defeated his younger brother Keenan (who will attend UCC in the fall) earlier in the three-day tournament at the Rexall Centre, the home of the Rogers Cup tournaments that attract the world’s best tennis players to Toronto every summer. The varsity hockey co-captain lost in the final to a rival from Trinity College School after his impressive run.

Ron Singer also qualified for singles play at OFSAA, while Andrew Berghuis and Andrew Clinton competed in doubles.

The varsity tennis team concluded an undefeated season with a sweep of all five draws at the season-ending Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association championship tournament last month. Berghuis, Singer, Connor Smith and the doubles teams of Sam Hodgkins-Sumner with Haydn Walker and Sebastian Fleming with Edmund Un all won gold medals. The players amassed a perfect 40 out of 40 points to capture team gold as well.

Coaches Derek Poon, Josh Suteir and Azam Dawood ’88 were thrilled to work with a terrific group of tennis players who fully embraced the team concept in an individual sport.

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