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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Anthony Miserendino, South Western: The senior went 14-2 while taking the YAIAA Class AAA singles crown for the second straight year, beating teammate Quin Meyer, 6-1, 6-4 a year after beating Quin's older brother Mack Meyer in 2012. Miserendino qualified for the District 3 singles tournament, beating Peter Landis in the opening round, 6-1, 6-2, before falling to future runner-up Darren Mast of Conestoga Valley. For his career, Miserendino won 38 singles matches, 12 in doubles and another 30 in tournaments for 80 total wins.
Head coach Kristen Meyer had this to say of Miserendino: "He could have gotten more (wins), but a lot of our top players sit out some of the matches to give other players experience at varsity and to make matches more competitive. He was one of three captains chosen this year and did a great job leading the team."
Quin Meyer, South Western: Quin Meyer finished his season undefeated as the No. 2 singles competitor for the Mustangs. His overall record, including tournaments, was 11-4. Meyer was the runner-up in the YAIAA Class AAA singles tournament after dropping a match against Miserendino. Meyer has 58 career wins.
John Schmitt, Dallastown: John Schmitt was Dallastown's No. 1 player on its PIAA-qualifying team and he certainly played a big role in the team advancing that deep. He placed third in the YAIAA singles tournament, defeating Red Lion's Sam Innerst, 6-4, 6-4. Schmitt also qualified for the District 3 singles tournament. The sophomore finished 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the division.
Sam Innerst, Red Lion: Innerst was Red Lion's No. 1 player and a fourth-place finisher in the YAIAA Class AAA singles championship, losing to Dallastown's Schmitt. Innerst qualified for the same tournament last year but was ousted in the first round by finalist Mack Meyer. An impressive turnaround.
Kyle Salaga, Dallastown: Kyle Salaga reached the YAIAA Class AAA singles quarterfinals before being ousted by Red Lion's Innerst in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. However, despite the loss, Salaga helped pace the Wildcats to the PIAA tournament as their No. 2 player in the postseason, helping the Wildcats to a bronze medal finish in the District Three tournament. The senior was 13-3 overall and 8-0 in the division.
Miserendino/Meyer, South Western: Miserendino and Meyer had a great season as doubles partners. They didn't play together often before the league tournaments; as most Mustang matches decided before doubles, coach Kristen Meyer elected to use younger players instead of her top two players. As a team they qualified for the District 3 tournament as the No. 2 seed out of the YAIAA.
Schmitt/Payce Berridge, Dallastown: The Wildcat duo won the YAIAA Class AAA doubles championship with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the YAIAA singles finalists, Quin Meyer and Anthony Miserendino of South Western. Both Schmitt, and Berridge played key roles in the Wildcats PIAA-qualifying team with Schmitt as the No. 1 player and Berridge as the No. 3 player.
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Travis Martin, New Oxford and Mark Koons, Dallastown: Martin led the Colonials to a 9-3 record overall, 5-3 in YAIAA Division One, but he will remember his 50th career win and what happened afterwards. "The players handed me an item that represented 50 wins after our last match," Martin said. "The program has come a long way and getting 50 was special, definitely with the group I had."
Dallastown coach Koons has done what he does best, win. He led the Wildcats to yet another Division I title with an 8-0 league record, 15-3 overall. The team qualified for the District 3 tournament and made the PIAA tournament. He also surpassed milestone victory 300 early in the season.