For the first time in school history, a Haddonfield High School boys' tennis doubles team captured the NJSIAA state doubles tournament championship Thursday at Mercer County Park.
The duo of Isaak Anderson and Sam Oberholtzer turned aside Justin Patel and Jessie Korovin of Livingston 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Anderson and Oberholtzer are the first male state doubles champs in Haddonfield’s history. Two female teams — Victoria Martinez / Catherine Senopoulos in 2011, Arpie Senopoulos / Erica Pascocello in 2012 — won the NJSIAA state doubles tournament previously.
Anderson, a senior, finishes his career with 166 victories — the highest number of wins in school history for a male player. Catherine Senopoulos, who just completed her sophomore year playing at LaFayette University, holds the female record with 168.
Sam Oberholtzer, a sophomore, is the first player – male or female – in school history to win 50 or more matches in a single season, finishing the 2014 season with 52 victories.
The Haddonfield boys' tennis team won the Group 2 state championship last month and finished the season by reaching the Tournament of Champions final where it lost to Millburn. It was the Bulldawgs first trip to the TOC final.