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STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times
Salem’s Michael Drougas won the the Group AA tennis championship.
JOEL HAWKSLEY | The Roanoke Times
Timesland boys tennis player of the year: Michael Drougas of Salem High School.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Player of the Year
MICHAEL DROUGAS | Salem | Junior
DROUGAS capped a 20-0 singles season by claiming the VHSL Group AA championship at Virginia Tech. He defeated Fitzhugh Johnson of James Monroe 7-5, 6-1 in the state final after stopping Thacher Jennings of E.C. Glass 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals. Drougas also reached the Region IV doubles final. He had three singles wins over Hidden Valley's Tim Roehr, including a recovery from match point in the River Ridge District final. Drougas is unbeaten in two years of singles play at Salem.
JOSEPH CARTLEDGE | NORTH CROSS | Freshman
Won Virginia Independent Conference singles title with 6-1, 6-0 victory over teammate Michael Fleming. ... Was named VIS Division II player of the year.
THOMAS DUCKER | BLACKSBURG | Sophomore
Placed third in the River Ridge District regular season. ... Forced a tiebreak against Hidden Valley's Tim Roehr before losing 7-6, 6-2 in River Ridge singles semifinal.
MICHAEL FLEMING | NORTH CROSS | Freshman
Virginia Independent Conference singles runner-up as the Raiders' No. 2 player. ... Scored team's only victory in loss to Covenant in VIS Division II team final.
KUNAL GANDHI | ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY | Senior
Won the Blue Ridge District title for the second straight year. ... Lost 6-3, 6-1 in Region III tournament to eventual Group AA semifinalist Thacher Jennings of E.C. Glass.
TIM ROEHR | HIDDEN VALLEY | Senior
Finished 13-3 in singles with all three losses to Group AA champ Michael Drougas. ... Reached Group AA doubles semifinals. ... Led Titans to Group AA team semifinals.
COLBY ARRINGTON | FRANKLIN COUNTY | Senior
ERIC CULBERTSON | CAVE SPRING | Senior
NICHOLAS ELVINGER | BLACKSBURG | Senior
ELIJAH HAGER | CAVE SPRING | Junior
IGOR PONJAVIC | GLENVAR | Junior
ALEC TRAVERS | PATRICK HENRY | Senior
COACH OF THE YEAR
ROB ROBILLARD | NORTH CROSS
Robillard led a young team to the VIS Division II final where the Raiders lost 8-1 to Covenant in a match that was moved from Richmond to Charlottesville because of rain.
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