Tennis

Stephen Alam breaks through as Howard County boys tennis Player of the Year

Stephen Alam breaks through as Howard County boys tennis Player of the Year

Few players in Howard County harness the tennis talent Stephen Alam has showed the last four years. A tall, strong player that features a booming, powerful serve, Alam had all the physical tools to dominate the league and beyond.

Alam showed flashes as a freshman as part of a county title-winning boys doubles team. His sophomore season he placed third at the county and regional tournaments in singles. Last spring, Alam once again won double-digit matches in the regular season but lost in the county final in singles. A loss to Hammond’s Origen Grear, who Alam beat just days prior, in the region semifinal cost him a trip to the state tournament.

It took Alam nearly three years...

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