Boys Athlete of the Week // Michael Katz, Gilman, tennis

(Baltimore Sun photo by Amy…)
May 18, 2010

The junior avenged his only two losses of the season by defeating McDonogh's Alex Sidney on Friday to capture the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference No. 1 singles title at McDonogh. Katz, who has played No. 1 singles since his freshman year, claimed the title when Sidney retired because of leg cramps during the tiebreaker in the final set — 7-5, 4-6, 6-6 (ret.). Going into the match, Sidney was 25-0 — including two wins over Katz — and had not dropped a set all season. Katz improved to 14-2 with the win. Gilman coach Jim Busick said Katz's strengths on the court are mental toughness and a strong baseline game.

Others considered: Tyler Frederick, McDonogh, lacrosse; Justin Gross, McDonogh, track; Jawan Parker, Carver, track

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