Joey Atlas, a freshman at Calvert Hall High School, won the No. 1 singles championship at yesterday's MIAA A Conference individual competition.
Atlas, ranked No. 20 in the nation and No. 1 in the Mid Atlantic (in 14s and under) last year, defeated senior Amir Zamani of Gilman school in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).
Zamani, headed for Stanford this fall, had only five unforced errors in the first set but could not overcome Atas' overpowering first serve.
Atas played error-free tennis in the second set to secure the hard fought match.
Gilman's Justin Rofel convincingly defeated Hillen Smith of Boys' Latin, 6-2, 6-1, for the No. 2 singles title. Michael Fisher of Gilman defeated Amadi Nze of McDonogh School, 6-3, 6-1 for the No. 3 singles title.