HINSDALE — The host Hinsdale Central boys tennis team flexed its muscle Saturday in cruising to victory in the Jay Kramer Invite.
The tournament included one singles bracket and four doubles brackets. The Red Devils won three of the five competitions, including the singles competition as Hinsdale Central junior Martin Joyce defeated fellow Red Devils junior Eddie Grabill 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
The Red Devils finished with 30 team points. Highland Park and New Trier each had 19 team points and tied for second.
“The [Jay Kramer] Invite is a very important invite,” Red Devils assistant coach Scott Radecki said. “It’s an indicator of what we need to work on.”
The Red Devils’ No. 1 doubles team of senior Chase Hamilton and junior Lope Adelakun quickly dismissed New Trier sophomores Tom and Scott Bickel in the championship, winning 6-1, 6-0.
“In our first round, we didn’t play as well,” Adelakun said. “In the second and third round, we really picked up the energy and started playing a lot better.”
In addition to the singles and No. 1 doubles titles, the Red Devils picked up another first-place finish in No. 4 doubles. Sophomore Nicholas Calzolano and junior Daniel Holland defeated Highland Park sophomore Chase Garber and freshman Jonny Raab 7-6, 6-1.
The Trevians found success in the No. 2 doubles bracket with junior Thomas Hanley and sophomore Wyatt Mayer taking home the hardware.
“Any time we get to play Hinsdale Central, we like to use that as a measuring stick,” New Trier coach Tad Eckert said. “There’s no shame in losing to Hinsdale. They’re strong top to bottom.”
The Deerfield doubles team of senior Eli Engleman and junior Sam Bricker won the title in the No. 3 doubles bracket. Deerfield finished fourth with 17 points.
This story has been change to reflect the following correction:
The name of one of the New Trier doubles players was spelled incorrectly. It is Tom Bickel, not Tim.