The varsity tennis squad’s victory over Nobles on May 22 earned the Mustangs a perfect regular season record of 17-0 (15-0 in the Independent School League) and sealed the team’s claim to the coveted R.K. Irons ISL Championship trophy. Both Nobles and Milton went into this final match of the season with a 14-0 record in the ISL in what was to be a winner-take-all bout of the two top teams.
“The winner would not only have bragging rights in the rivalry, but would also become the only remaining undefeated team and the undisputed League champions,” said Milton’s head coach, Michael Duseau.
Milton led early, winning two of the three doubles pro-sets. When the match score stood at 7-5 in favor of Milton, the Mustangs only needed one win out of the four remaining singles sets in progress. That win came from Milton’s captain, Will Hunnewell.
“Will Hunnewell summoned his best tennis of the season and won four straight games to record a 6-4 victory and seal the win for the Mustangs,” said Coach Duseau. “He was mobbed by his teammates in celebration of a hard-fought and well-deserved victory.”