Boys

Player of the Year
Alexander Centenari, McDonogh


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Centenari was undefeated in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association at No. 1 singles and in McDonogh dual matches. He finished his high school career with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over John Carroll's Tim Lozinak for the MIAA A Conference No. 1 singles championship.

The senior finished second at the Woodberry Forest Invitational tournament in April in Charlottesville, Va., which featured eight teams, mostly from Washington and Virginia. He finished third at the New England/Mid-Atlantic Invitational that had 16 teams from eight states at the end of April. His overall record was 26-2.

"He and [Alex] Sidney teamed at Woodberry to win the doubles championship - their only foray into doubles this season, and a very successful one," McDonogh coach Laddie Levy said.
Coach of the Year
Laddie Levy, McDonogh

Under Levy, McDonogh beat Gilman in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, ending the Greyhounds' two-year reign as conference champions.

Gilman had beaten McDonogh in the previous two championship matches. Alexander Centenari and Alex Sidney won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles. Gilman was at full strength, with a previously ailing Will Faison joining Jay Barrett at No. 2 doubles, but Jake Lazer and Tommy Sinnott were unfazed, besting them in two straight sets for the Eagles.

The championship is McDonogh's 15th in 22 years.
All-Metro team

Paul Burgin, Pikesville

Burgin is part of a Pikesville team that has won 13 consecutive Baltimore County championships. The junior won the individual county and regional championship. Burgin also advanced to the state tournament in College Park, where he was the No. 2 seed behind eventual champion Chris Goodwin of Rockville.

Ben Fass, Friends

Fass, a senior, was undefeated in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association except for a loss to Alexander Centenari of McDonogh, and then in the individual championships to Tim Lozinak of John Carroll. Fass is a four-year member of the varsity team. "He improved his record every year, ending with an 11-1 record," Friends athletic director Keith Wilford said.

John Healey, Atholton

Healey finished runner-up at the Howard County championships and in District V play. The sophomore advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, where he lost to eventual champion Chris Goodwin of Rockville. Healey, who maintains a 3.8 grade point average, plays tennis throughout the year, competing in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section as well as some lower-level national tournaments. Healey won the state title in mixed doubles with partner Julia Southerland last year, but he was entered into singles season.

Ryan Kent, Glenelg Country

Kent, a three-year varsity player, finished the season 14-0. At the MIAA B Conference n c e tournament a t McDonogh, Kent won the tournament for the third straight season playing No. 1 singles. Over his career, the junior is 38-2 and has won an individual conference championship each year. "This year, his third year, my biggest observation of Ryan is that he ... really took the whole team under his leadership," coach Jose Ruiz said. "He specifically sought this year to help the other two singles players improve their game."

Tim Lozinak, John Carroll

Lozinak played superbly all season at No. 1 singles for John Carroll and finished the regular season at 10-4. The junior then rolled through the MIAA A Conference individual championships before losing to McDonogh's Alexander Centenari in the finals. Lozinak is ranked 28th among 18-year-olds in the Mid-Atlantic. "In the beginning of the season, he was lacking some confidence," coach George Panion said. "As he started playing, he began to get more confidence. He played steadier. He is still learning, and he is going to be tough to beat next year."

Andrew Lutz, Pikesville

Lutz won an individual Baltimore County championship for Pikesville. The junior qualified for the state tournament in College Park, where he was an unseeded. Lutz made an impressive run, advancing to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Chris Goodwin of Rockville, 6-1, 6-0. "Andrew had a great year, and it was a great accomplishment for him to get to the semifinals," Pikesville coach Jerry Dresner said after the match.

Alex Sidney, McDonogh

Sidney, a freshman, won his first 60 games at No. 2 singles this season. His overall record was 28-1, and he lost just three sets. His only setback was in the No. 2 singles semifinals at Woodberry Forest, where he finished third. At the New England/Mid-Atlantic Invitational, he won the No. 2 singles title. He was undefeated in the MIAA, and the two sets he gave up at Woodberry were the only ones he lost all season until beating Gilman's James Weiler, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the MIAA No. 2 singles championship match.

Sam Wichlin, Mount Hebron

Wichlin was the Howard County singles champion and the regional champion. He was the No. 3 seed in the state tournament in College Park and advanced to the final, where he lost to state champion Chris Goodwin of Rockville. Wichlin, a junior, beat Neil Soni of Northwest, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals. He is ranked eighth among juniors in Maryland.

Mike Wilkins, Westminster

Wilkins was a Monocacy Valley Athletic League All- Conference selection. The senior helped the Owls go 10-0 in the Chesapeake Division. He won 20 consecutive matches and went 22-3 for the season, including a stretch in which he won 40 consecutive sets -- a team record. "A tremendous sportsman, respected by coaches and players alike," coach Fran McCullin said of Wilkins. He will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

NOTE // Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.
Girls

Player of the Year
Lindsay Katz, Roland Park

Katz won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference's No. 1 singles championship. It was the third consecutive year the junior advanced to the finals.

In the prior two finals, she was matched up against last year's All-Metro Player of the Year Annie Wu of Bryn Mawr, who finished her career with three consecutive titles.

Katz is expected to be one of the most dominant players in the metro area again next season.
Coach of the Year
Kate Brendler, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr finished 10-2 and won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tournament championship. Bryn Mawr was the IAAM's regular season co-champion with Notre Dame Prep.

This was the third straight conference title and the fourth in five years for the Mawrtians.

Sophomore Erica Choo was runner-up in the conference singles to Lindsay Katz of Roland Park. Senior Jenna Feldman and junior Clare Gottsch upset the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds on the way to winning the No. 2 doubles title, and seniors Gussie MacLaughlin and Maggie Li completed their undefeated season by winning the No. 1 doubles championship. It was Bryn Mawr's first doubles championship since 1998.

Brendler also was named All-Metro Coach of the Year last season.
All-Metro team
Roxann Alban, Annapolis

Alban, a second-year varsity player, finished second in the regionals, losing to Michelle Jordan of Broadneck, to advance to the state tournament. There, the sophomore made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Katelyn Stokes of Eleanor Roosevelt, the eventual state runner-up. "She is definitely a more solid player this year, and her emotional and mental control of her game has improved," coach Joanne Foster said.

Brittany Bolster, Liberty

Bolster finished the regular season 15-0. The senior outscored her opponents 180-16 overall in games. She was 7-1 in tournament play, as she won her fourth straight Carroll County title and second regional title before losing in three sets in the state tournament to Moriah Burke of Magruder. "Being the only senior on the girls team, Brittany showed a tremendous amount of leadership both on and off the court," coach Dave Abarbanel said. Bolster will continue playing next year at Shepherd University.

Caroline Capute, Friends

Capute played No. 1 singles for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference team and has more than 50 wins without a loss, including several matches against A Conference opponents. The senior has won the Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title four years in a row. "She practices all year long and has played in numerous tournaments," coach Bob Campbell said. "Her undefeated record is impressive."

Katherine Charchalis, Hereford

Charchalis' record during the regular season was 11-1 at No. 1 singles. She finished fourth in singles at the Baltimore County tournament and first in mixed doubles with her younger brother, Alex, in the regionals. They lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual winners at the state tournament. The senior's four-year career record was 71-11. She will play at Lafayette next year.

Erica Choo, Bryn Mawr

Choo had a stellar season playing No. 1 singles, finishing 10-2 in the regular season. Her only losses were to Lindsay Katz of Roland Park. Choo kept the momentum going into the IAAM A Conference tournament, where she was seeded No. 2 and lost in the final to Katz. "She will be ready to challenge both teammate Laura Simmons and Katz next season," coach Kate Brendler said.

Epiphany English, Wilde Lake

English made an impressive run in the Region V tournament with an upset victory over Marriotts Ridge's Haley Katsman, who won the Howard County championship, before beating Atholton's Julia Southerland in the final. English advanced to the state tournament, where she lost to Middletown's Lindsey Main, who advanced to the semifinals.

Michele Jordan, Broadneck

Jordan had another outstanding season for Broadneck, departing with a 38-8 record in Anne Arundel County league play over four years. The senior won the regional title and advanced to the state tournament, where she beat Maya Davis of Bladensburg, 6-0, 6-1, in the opening round. Jordan, who was Broadneck's captain, lost in the next round to eventual champion Katie Schafer of Linganore. "All players had a great respect for her and her game," coach Mike Hudson said. "She practiced very hard and was a real fighter when match time came. She will surely be missed."

Lolita Kachay, Pikesville

Kachay, a three-year varsity player, had another strong season. She finished third in Baltimore County and second in the regionals. The junior advanced to the state tournament in College Park, where she lost to top-seeded Katelyn Stokes of Eleanor Roosevelt. "She's had another strong season for us and has gotten better each year," Pikesville coach Jerry Dresner said.

Fatima Ouattara, Woodlawn

Ouattara took Baltimore County by storm this season after transferring to Woodlawn from Florida, where she attended several tennis schools. Ouattara, a junior, went unbeaten during the regular season and won the county and regional championships. Ouattara beat Barbara Gore in the state tournament before losing to the third-seed, Liz Kaufman of Churchill, in the quarterfinals.

NOTE // Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.