SENIOR ATHLETE REFLECTION: Boys’ tennis seniors reflect on high school career


Submitted Joe Greene

Senior Joe Greene (second from the left), poses with his team after winning the Central Mass title in the 2019 season

This interview was done remotely due to COVID-19 precautions.

Due to the 2020 spring sports season cancellation, senior athletes reflected on the best moments from their time playing their sport at Algonquin.

Joe Greene:

What are you most proud of from your time playing tennis at Algonquin?

“I have to say right now. Three juniors, Tyler Beauchesne, Curran Moholkar, and Bharathon Sundar, who would’ve most likely been the captains this year, are putting a tremendous amount of time and energy into leading the group in a great service project. I have never been more proud to be a part of the tennis team than right now.”

What is your favorite memory of tennis at Algonquin?

“I’m not much of a runner, yet coach Cushing always had us running laps around the school. Though I do not know why I know I’ll miss running with my teammates by my side.”

What is your favorite memory of tennis at Algonquin?

“Winning Central Mass Champions.”

Photo Stacy Lin
Senior Zach Lin poses in his tennis uniform after a match.

Zach Lin:

What are you most proud of from your time playing tennis at Algonquin?

“From my three years of tennis, I’m most proud of the friendships that I made. I always enjoyed coming to practice and just hanging out with great teammates. Whether it’s celebrating on the back of the bus after a win, going to Chipotle or Chick-fil-A after practice, gathering at a pasta party before a big match, playing Around the World or most importantly, Tag Team Doubles, the laughs, bonds and memories created throughout my time on the team were great. I couldn’t ask for any better teammates throughout my years on the team!”

What will you miss most from playing tennis at Algonquin?

“This season was supposed to be the last hoorah! I am going to miss stepping onto the court for the last time in my high school career as it’s been over a year now since I stepped on the court at school. I am also going to miss the competition. The chance for victory at CMASS and States will never come again. And, I’ll definitely miss my teammates and coaches. They’ve supported me since day one of tryouts freshman year, so I owe them a lot for helping me become the best tennis player I could’ve been for T-Hawk Nation.”

What is your favorite memory of tennis at Algonquin?

“My favorite memory from Algonquin tennis has to be state-semifinals last year. We made it to the state finals in a tight match against Longmeadow, the first time since 2006. It was a very nail-biting moment to watch, but once that final point ended, the team erupted in excitement!”