Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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May 1, 2014

Andover Townsman Athletes of the Week

Laurie-Maude Chenard and Pooja Mukund

Girls tennis

Juniors Laurie-Maude Chenard and Pooja Mukund had a week, really a day, to remember last week when the Andover High tennis players combined to beat the No. 1 Winchester High first doubles team, 7-5, 5-7 and 6-2. The Winchester duo were state runner-ups in tournament play last year. Laurie-Maude was an All-Conference player last year while Pooja is in her second year on the varsity squad. Both are high honor roll students while Laurie-Maude is a member of the National Honor Society.

Varun Penamatsa

Boys tennis

Varun, a senior tri-captain, continued his undefeated streak at No. 1 singles for Andover High with a big, come-from-behind win over Westford Academy recently, losing the first set 6-2 before winning 6-4 and 13-11 in the thrilling third set. Andover won, 4-1, marking the first win over mighty Westford in over a decade. Varun also had a big three-set win earlier this spring against Marblehead. Coach Mike Wartman says, “Varun is consistent and patient as a player and person. His leadership has been key in our 6-0 start.

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