The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 22, 2013

H.S. tennis: Lewisburg's Barr named HAC-II Coach of the Year

By The Daily Item

The Lewisburg High boys tennis squad continued to make waves this year, and plenty of Green Dragons were honored as the Heartland Athletic Conference's coaches selected their 2013 All-Star team.

Senior Ben Koch was named to the Division II first team for Lewisburg, while the No. 1 doubles team of Michael McCormack and Glen Gallik also garnered first-team honors.

Additionally for Lewisburg, senior Kerry Shutt earned second-team recognition as did the No. 2 doubles team of Jordan Massoud and Bryan Speake.

Matt Barr was named the Division II's Coach of the Year for the second straight year after he guided Lewisburg to its fourth consecutive HAC title with a 13-1 league record.

Rounding out the Division II's first-team honorees were singles players Bryce Jones of South Williamsport and Caleb Vuocolo of Loyalsock, plus Hughesville's doubles team of Rilan Galicic and Ty Stugart.

In Division I, surprising Selinsgrove had junior Rob Smith named to the HAC first team; and Mifflinburg had senior Landon Walter earn a place on the first team as well.

The Seals also had junior Brady Fries garner second-team honors along with their top doubles team of Safwan Khan and Sam Bailey.

The remaining first-team selections went to Williamsport singles player Nick Meale, and to both of Bloomsburg's doubles teams of Jared Harris-Lyle Hintz and Ethan Rosler-Austin Beyer.

The Division I's Coach of the Year honors went to Bloomsburg's Bill Finnerty.

After the Panthers finished with a 6-8 record a year ago while competing in Division II, Bloomsburg made the jump to Division I this season and the squad went 12-2 and took second behind division champ Selinsgrove (13-1).

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