By Tom Worgo, firstname.lastname@example.org
9:46 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
Gilman junior Garrett Weinstein says he changed his strategy for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference No. 1 singles individual final against McDonogh's Jake Gober Friday afternoon.
The two had played nine days earlier.
Weinstein went to the net more aggressively, and it worked like a charm when he scored a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Gober, a junior, at McDonogh School.
"Last time, I played him I was more defensive," Weinstein said of the two-set loss to Gober in the MIAA team championships. "I was losing points at the base line. This time, I was working my way to the net with the overhead and volley. I was more focused and more energetic."
Mount St. Joseph senior Tristan Boustany won the No. 2 singles title over Gilman's Cole Sutton, 6-2, 6-3, and teammate Matt Phelps, a junior and Catonsville resident, beat Gilman's Henry Barrett, at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-0.
Boustany went 25-0 over the last two seasons and will play next year at Saint Joseph's University on a tennis scholarship.
"Winning as a senior was important for me," Boustany said. "I wanted to go out with a win."
Phelps finished 12-0 and looks forward to 2014. He lost in the No. 2 doubles final last year with Quentin Boustany.
"Hopefully, I will play number one (singles)," he said. "This is the first time I played singles on a school team. Tennis is an individual sport and you have to get over nerves and everything like that. It helps you get in the right mindset. You don't have a partner with you."
Mount St. Joseph's other title came at No. 1 doubles with Quentin Boustany and Colin Crawford defeating Gilman's Graham Duncan and Huntington Williams, 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 2 doubles final between Gilman's Jordan Brodie and Andrew Katz and St. Paul's Walker Halstad and Hunter Ostad will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's School.
Mount St. Joseph senior Jordan Porter, a Georgetown University recruit, suffered his first loss of the season in the semifinals, losing a three-set match to Gober Thursday.