BHS Boys Fall Just Short in Bid for Tennis Crown

BHS Athletic Director Keith Mangan distributes MIAA runner-up medals to the 2022 tennis team ~ Courtesy image (c) 2022 all rights reserved

The Bedford High School Buccaneers settled for the runner-up medals in boys’ tennis after bowing to Dual County League rival Wayland 3-2 in the MIAA Division 3 finals Saturday afternoon.

The matches took place at the duPont tennis complex at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The DCL was well represented at the boys’ finals. Besides Wayland-Bedford, Acton-Boxborough faced Brookline; Concord-Carlisle won the Division 2 crown over Westborough, 3-2; and Weston blanked Lynnfield 5-0 to capture Division 4.

Wayland clinched the championship just before 4:30 p.m. when Alex Camacho outlasted Bedford’s Owen Goss to win first singles. Earlier in the match, the Warriors took second singles and second doubles.

Both of Bedford’s winning marches were come-from-behind efforts. After dropping the first set, the first-doubles team of Adam Capabianco and Dillon Denny-Brown fended off match points long enough to pull out a 12-10 win, and then took the third set.  Similarly, freshman Spencer Goss won the second and third sets over Brandon Ip.

Coach John Geilfuss was upbeat despite the disappointment. “You play all year to be in something like this,” he said. “It’s incredible.”

“It was very, very close,” the coach observed. “Two or three points and then it’s 3-2 the other way.”

Wayland and Bedford split their regular-season contests, also by scores of 3-2.

Besides Goss, the finals closed the careers of three other starters: Ittai Weisman, Jake Klingenberg, and Drew Watson.

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