Zach Krumholz, Benjamin: Post All-Area boys tennis player of the year
Friday, June 04, 2010
by Joseph Kairalla
Photo by Ray Graham/The Palm Beach Post
Despite finally suffering a regular-season loss, Benjamin junior Zach Krumholz still turned in another outstanding season for the Buccaneers.
After going a combined 21-0 in his first two years at Benjamin, Krumholz was 11-1 this season.
"It was a great season for me personally and for the team," Krumholz said. "I feel like I took my game to another level."
Though for the third season in a row an individual state title eluded Krumholz, he did manage to team with Max Kaye to win the state doubles title.
As a senior, Krumholz has a simple goal.
"I want to win state as an individual and I think it's very attainable for me," Krumholz said.
Krumholz's attributes much of his success to his competitiveness.
"I think I win a lot of my matches just because I want it more than my opponent," Krumholz said. "I don't think anyone works harder than I do."
That competitive fire, combined with a monster forehand, has made Krumholz one of the best players in the state and when he returns for his senior season, he's sure he will be even better.
"I'm playing an incredible summer schedule that includes five national tournaments," Krumholz said. "And everyday I'm on the court for at least an hour and a half.
"I'm working to make myself better everyday."
BOYS AND GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR
Led the Stallions to the Class 1A state championship with a team that featured state champions from all five positions.
Royal Palm Beach, Sr.
State qualifier finished the season 13-2.
Went 14-0 at No. 2 position. State doubles champion.
Cardinal Newman, Sr.
District champion from No. 1 position for the Crusaders.
American Heritage, So.
Stallions' No. 1 player was a state qualifier.
American Heritage, So.
State champion from No. 2 spot for the Stallions.
BOYS SECOND TEAM
Gaston Murray, So., King's Academy
Amar Arunachalam, Sr., Suncoast
Kevin Patterson, So., Suncoast
Kevin Lai, American Heritage
Dominic Dewaux-Lowell, Am. Heritage
BOYS HONORABLE MENTION
Michael Dallesandro, Suncoast; Chad Peters, Jupiter; Sander Cevallos, Palm Beach Gardens; Danny Knicely, Dwyer, Joey Rudy, Park Vista; Ryan Miller, Park Vista; Daniel Hall, Park Vista; Alex Terscenko, Santaluces; Andrew Chung, Boynton Beach, Travis Michard, Wellington; Ben Aqua, Wellington; Juan Lopez, Wellington; Arthur Strappazzon, Wellington; Nate Shanok, Spanish River; Wyatt Ebert, Boca Raton; Gunning, Olympic Heights; Gracia, Atlantic; Mike Barth, Spanish River.