The Beacon Blue Demons captured the sixth annual Jim San Marco Boys High School Tennis Invitational this past weekend, defeating defending champions Horace Greeley 4-2 in the final at the Fordham Preparatory School.
“I want to say that I really enjoyed watching all of your teams compete this year,” said Jim San Marco, who was on hand at the finals and presented Beacon with the champions’ trophy. “It was a great event and congratulations to Beacon and your coach, Bayard, on another successful tournament.”
The title is the third in six years for Beacon, who was led by the Tournament MVP Donovan Brown, who won all three of his matches at first singles.
Brown defeated Horace Greeley’s Spencer Lowitz 2-6, 7-5, 10-4 in the championship, and Felix Levine won 6-1, 6-2 over Ryan Guber as Beacon won two of the three singles flights.
Liam Dunne and Matt Mosejczuk held off Justin Greenfield and Brad Schoenfeld 7-6, 1-6, 10-8 at second doubles and Arnov Agostinho and Hyat Oyer won 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 over Harrison Lerner and Zack Gordon to round out the Beacon scoring.
The San Marco Invitational pits the best teams from Long Island and the New York-metropolitan. In addition to Beacon and Horace Greeley, this year’s tournament featured Syosset, Roslyn, Trinity, Harrison, Fordham Prep and Bronxville.
“I want to thank all the tennis coaches who have made this event such a success year after year,” said Tournament Director Jeff Menaker. “Special thanks to our friends at Fordham Prep for hosting again. The weather cooperated and we were treated to some fine tennis by our area’s top tennis programs.”
San Marco Invitational Tournament Director Jeff Menaker presents the tournament's Most Valuable Player trophy to Beacon's Donovan Brown.