Roland Run's juniors prolong their run in Interclub League


Roland Run Club in Towson won the Baltimore Junior Interclub League title Tuesday, extending its league domination to a decade.

Roland Run had 67 wins in 96 matches to clinch the overall title for the 10th straight year and also won the boys and girls titles.

Roland Run pro Rieck Foelber said the key ingredient for the junior tennis success is home-grown talent.

"They're mostly just club kids who started young and started with the club program," Foelber, a 12-year pro at the club, said.

Playing for Roland Run this year were Mark Levy, Mike Miller and Vasanth Santosham in 17-and-under boys; Wheatley Marshall, Trish Cummings and Julie Cooper in 17-and-under girls; Jason Mersey, DonSpies and Brooks Marshall in 13-and-under boys; and Shireen Santosham, Sarah Barnett and Lanie Pappas in 13-and-under girls.

"We've got a real big ladder," Foelber said. "It's a competitive ladder, so they try to get up as high as they can."

Spies, a third-year player, said, "Sometimes there are better people, and I like to get the challenge."

Each club plays eight matches, and the juniors play 10-game pro sets.

The junior season will end today with a round-robin tournament at L'Hirondelle Club (17-and-under boys and girls), Baltimore Country Club (13-and-under boys) and Elkridge Hunt Club (13-and-under girls).

Baltimore Junior Interclub League final standings

Roland Run 67; Green Spring 65; L'Hirondelle 42; Elkridge 32; Chestnut Ridge 31; B.C.C. 29; Hillendale 28; Valley C.C. 26; Eagle's Nest 18.

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