Anders Gibbons ’19 Wins National Competitions
Last month, senior Anders Gibbons traveled to several national tennis competitions. He won the National Level 2 USTA Doubles Championship in Las Vegas in early February. He followed that tournament with a Men’s Universal Tennis Rating Circuit event in Houston and then competed in the National Spring Team Championships team event in Mobile, Alabama.
Only thirty-two players for each age category (14, 16, and 18) were invited from around the country. Each team was made up of six players, two from each age division. For four days each player plays a doubles and a singles match against a player of their age group, waterfalled according to their USTA rankings. Anders played the number one position for 18’s on his team. Matches are created to mimic a college match to allow players to experience a team atmosphere like most seek following high school. Anders led his team to a team victory and went 7-1 himself. William Brown, the team coach, said of Anders, "I told him, you're my number one player, you're my leader, and I need you today. He came out super focused, super sharp, and he controlled it throughout. That was huge. I told him I needed him to set the tone for the match, and that is what the young man did.” READ MORE
Anders will play tennis at Dartmouth College in the fall. He will also represent SAAS at state this spring joining his brother, Tate, on the doubles court. Congratulations to Anders and his family.