The Mount Greylock boys’ tennis team continues its quest for a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division III state championship today at West Springfield High School.
The Western Massachusetts champions will challenge Bromfield, the Central Massachusetts champion, at 3:30 p.m. The match was delayed a day because of Monday’s rain.
"It’s going to be tough," Greylock coach Stephen Bryant said after his team clinched the Western Mass. title. "I’m expecting a really tough opponent. We just have to work hard and try to fix our weaknesses and add to our strengths."
The Mounties will look to continue an undefeated season after running through Berkshire County with relative ease.
The Mounties went 10-0 and earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Mass. tournament.
Rohan Shastri and Nyein Soe are both undefeated in singles play this season. Soe is 9-0 and Shastri and 12-0. Jonah Majumder is the No. 2 player on the team and boasts an 8-5 record.
Alex White and Nathan Majumder are 12-0 as one of the doubles teams. Will Nolan and Jake Foehl are 9-1 at the other doubles slot.
"We just have to work harder," Shastri said. "We have to fight harder and compete. We’re ready. We are definitely ready. We have no pressure and we’re not afraid to lose, which I think is the biggest thing.
"If we lose, it’s no big deal it’s just a loss. But we are ready to win."
Bromfield earned the No. 1 seed in Central Mass. It finished the year with a 14-1 record before earning narrow 3-2 victories over Sutton and Nashoba before the final. Bromfield captured the championship with a 4-1 win over Whitinsville-Christian.
"We’re not going to take anything lightly," Bryant said. "I know the kids all want to win a state title."