Boys' Tennis Slammed
May 31st, 2002
A great season for the boys’ tennis team and a bid to becoming city champions came to an end at the National Tennis Center on Tuesday, May 21. The team lost 3-2 in the city finals to the now fifteen-time defending city champions, Benjamin Cardozo High School.
Their road to the finals was relatively easy. Stuyvesant defeated Columbus High School in the first round of the playoffs, 5-0. They then defeated Bayside High School 4-1 in the second round and overcame their rival Hunter College High School by a score of 3-2 in the city semifinals.
The finals were next, and the team was unable to overcome Roy Braid’s first loss of the season. Braid was a dominant force in the PSAL this season. After the game, he said, “our team played well but Cardozo is really tough.”
This showing at the city finals was actually quite impressive, as they came closer to beating Cardozo than any other team during Cardozo’s fifteen-year stretch of dominance.
Stuyvesant will have a chance to exact revenge on them at the Mayor’s Cup Tournament, which will feature the City’s top four public schools, including Stuyvesant and Cardozo, two private schools, and two parochial schools.