This week we kicked off our Spring Sports Season here at NYMA as the Boys Tennis Team led by Head Coach Nate Dimmie started off the season strong on Wednesday. The Knights won an HVAL match over Faith Christian Academy by the final score of 9-0. NYMA swept the sets in 2 matches including Robin Zhou in fifth singles and Brandon Fooks and Simon Lin in second doubles.
The Knights had a great start in the match with 6 convincing wins in singles action. Matthew Montes posted a 10-1 win in the top spot, Brandon Fooks won in second singles 10-3, and Simon Lin won 10-5 in the third position. Freshman Gol Svartz gave NYMA its fourth victory posting another 10-1 set. In fifth position Robin Zhou provided the only 10-0 victory of the match. In the sixth spot eighth grader Adam Sun, NYMA Tennis’ “youngest man”, won 10-1.
The doubles matches kept the momentum going with Montes and Svartz winning 8-1 in the first spot, Fooks and Lin posting an 8-0 win in second, and Robin and Sun winning 8-1 in third doubles. To see pictures of the matches, please visit: Facebook album: Tennis vs Faith Christian
The NYMA Ultimate Frisbee team led by Head Coach Forrest Gordon was in action this week as well. They had their first game of the year this Wednesday against Oakwood Friends School. The Knights are full of newcomers to the sport this year but are led by veteran player and team captain, Nigel Petti-Fernandez. The Knights got off to a slow start before gaining some momentum in the middle of the game as Captain Petti-Fernandez and cutter Will Mayfield found an offensive rhythm. Cadet Kris Wu played tough defense that led to turnovers. Many newcomers gained valuable game experience throughout the afternoon. The Knights wound up losing the game 6-15 but played hard and showed good signs of the abilities that they will work to develop throughout the season! To see pictures of the match, please visit: Facebook album: Ultimate Frisbee vs Faith Christian
Today the Boys Tennis Team is back in action here on campus as they get set to take on Poughkeepsie Day School at 4:00 pm. On Saturday the Ultimate Frisbee Team plays host to the defending HVAL champions Marvelwood at 2:30 pm. Hope to see you there!