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Becahi tennis has experience, athleticism

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ tennis team is a combination of experience and athleticism which should bode well for the Hawks this season.

Returning at number one singles will be sophomore Kurt Gruber. Freshman Armaan Makwana will play at two singles, and senior Gabe Velez is returning to the number three singles spot.

Sophomores Anthony Barczynski and Josh Maruscak will pair up at number two doubles. Sophomore Charlie Pavis and senior Brett Wyatt are the Hawks’ number three doubles pair, and sophomore Dan Smith and senior Eric Smith, who are not related, will play at number four doubles.

“It was pretty easy to get the lineup set,” said Becahi tennis coach George Harmanos, “and most of our doubles played some last year, and we have four new doubles guys.”

Coach Harmanos expects many wins at one and two singles, along with the fact that Gruber and Makwana should be tough competition as a doubles team during districts.

“It’s a young team, but I’m hoping for better than .500,” he said. “It’s a strange team because we have one or two kids who have been playing since they were six- or seven-years-old, and others are athletic and they play other sports. Except for the super teams, we should be pretty good.”

Becahi’s season opener will have been a road match against Emmaus on Mar. 9. The Hawks will then host Whitehall on Mar. 11.