Hall's Atlas aces MIAA singles

Tennis

May 12, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Joey Atlas, a freshman at Calvert Hall High School, won the No. 1 singles championship at yesterday's MIAA A Conference individual competition.

Atlas, ranked No. 20 in the nation and No. 1 in the Mid Atlantic (in 14s and under) last year, defeated senior Amir Zamani of Gilman school in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).

Zamani, headed for Stanford this fall, had only five unforced errors in the first set but could not overcome Atas' overpowering first serve.

Atas played error-free tennis in the second set to secure the hard fought match.

Gilman's Justin Rofel convincingly defeated Hillen Smith of Boys' Latin, 6-2, 6-1, for the No. 2 singles title. Michael Fisher of Gilman defeated Amadi Nze of McDonogh School, 6-3, 6-1 for the No. 3 singles title.

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