Overview

The Boys Tennis team finished the season strong with a return trip to the District Finals. The successful team result exceeded expectations given that there were only two players in the top six from the previous year’s squad: Justin Jan ’22 and Alex Sineff ’22. Ladue defeated MICDS in the finals before heading to the State tournament. This did not diminish a great season that included a 5-4 win over Class 1 State finisher Clayton, a 5-4 win over Metro League rival Westminster, and an additional 5-4 win over perennial power SLUH. Overall, the young team finished the season with a 9-3 record. Individually, the Rams had tremendous results from several players. Jai Patel ’25 reached the finals of Districts before succumbing to teammate Jan and both players punched their tickets to the State Championship singles tournament. Jan made a tremendous run all the way to the championship where he played an incredible three-set match before falling to earn second place, an improvement of one spot from his previous performance the year before. Patel played an incredible tournament for his first year and made it to the consolation finals where he finished in 6th place. Arjun Puri ’25 also had a noteworthy season, marking his first year by completing a perfect, undefeated season in singles at the #4 position. Louis Niemeyer ’24 and Puri teamed together to finish in 3rd place in the District doubles tournament.

State Championships: 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016