2018 Mirror boys tennis all-stars

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Mirror 2018 first-team boys tennis all-stars include (from left): First row—Bedford’s Caleb Beidle, Hollidaysburg’s Rohan Gupta. Second row—Hollidaysburg’s Rami Alkhafaji, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Ryne Talko. Absent for photo was Tyrone’s Paul Lemaire.

FIRST TEAM

Rami Alkhafaji, jr., Hollidaysburg: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star No. 1 singles player for District 6 3A champion Hollidaysburg … 12-1 record at No. 1 singles … District 6 3A singles and doubles runner-up … Won Most Outstanding Player Award for the team.

Caleb Beidle, jr., Bedford: Mirror second team as a sophomore … Laurel Highlands first-team all-conference … No. 1 singles player with an 18-5 record for the District 5 and Laurel Highlands champion Bisons, who went 19-1 … District 5 2A singles runner-up … District 5 2A doubles champion, advancing to the PIAA quarterfinals.

Rohan Gupta, sr., Hollidaysburg: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … No. 2 singles player for District 6 3A champion Hollidaysburg … Undefeated 11-0 regular-season record… District 6 3A singles semifinalist … Won team’s Leadership Award … Will attend Brown University in the fall.

Paul Lemaire, sr., Tyrone: Went 10-2 in singles play … Mountain League first-team all-star … District 6 Class 2A singles semifinalist … District 6 2A doubles champion, finishing third in the state.

Ryan Talko, jr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … MVP of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference … District 6 2A singles runner-up after going 10-2 in the regular season … District 6 2A singles champion as a freshman in 2016.

SECOND TEAM

Jonah Brandt, jr., Altoona

Jess Hampton, sr., Bedford

Jarod Marasco, sr., Altoona

Anthony Menard, sr., Hollidaysburg

Ethan Vipond, sr., Tyrone

HONORABLE MENTION

David Auerbeck, sr., Hollidaysburg

Bruce Perow, soph., Huntingdon

Nick Viduya, sr., Hollidaysburg

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