By Brian Doligale 24

On Wednesday, April 10, Brother Rice High School celebrated senior tennis player Alexander La Mantia. The night marked La Mantia’s two-year journey with the tennis program, where he was a big part of the team as a #2 and #3 doubles star, racking up an impressive record of 23-6.

Senior Alexander La Mantia said, “The entire night was an amazing experience. The whole team was able to play amazing and get the win. With great coaching and performances, the night was much more than a regular celebration.”

In a showdown against Providence, the Crusaders dominated with a 5-0 victory, improving their record to an impressive 9-1 record for the season, with an undefeated 2-0 record in the CCL.

Big performances came from Aidan Alving and Alex Kmak clinching a singles victory, while doubles teams Isaiah Cavazos and Ben Miller, Alex La Mantia and Malachi Soto, and Blayne Grote and Brian O’Sullivan added their names in the win column.

Coach Vogt said, “It would be hard to imagine a better senior day. We won a dual meet over a conference opponent, we honored senior Alexander La Mantia, and we enjoyed BRTV’s first ever tennis broadcast!”

The match not only marked a good win for the tennis program, but also made history as the first ever tennis match broadcasted live on Brother Rice TV. It was a proud moment for the school community as people were able to watch their team’s hard work that they have been putting in all year.

Senior Chris Daugherty said, “It was great to be able to watch my classmates play tennis and see what Coach Vogt has been building with the program.”