Advantage Knights, tennis captures Colonial crown


Mary Forbes

David Horrell middle of a serve to start of his set in a single match.

TOWAMENCIN- Individual commitment to a group effort has been the secret to success for North Penn High School’s boy’s tennis team for many years. But, for the 2021 team, the bonus of their first league title since 2012 has made this season extra special.

Starting off this season strong, the team was practicing and excited to get back on the court. During their senior night at Quakertown, their energy and companionship were electric, which was reflected in their dominating matches.

“Coming off from a crazy season with only one or two weeks last year before we got cut off,” Coach Young stated, “So, going into the season that was in the back of my mind, and I just really felt bad for all the kids having to go through that. I was so excited to get back into it this year. We have a wonderful group, and we are very fortunate to have the success that we’ve had.”

Finishing the regular season with an incredible 13-1 record, the team is beginning to practice for districts in the coming weeks. After some victories at the singles SOL championships, they’re warmed up and ready to take on the next challenge. While some will be off to play in the doubles SOL championships, the main focus is this all-team event. North Penn High School senior Jeffrey Kobasa, is anticipating competing at districts.

“I feel like we have a great chance to win it,” Kobasa exclaimed. “I feel like we have a well-built team and it’s very personal. All of us will be playing our very best at districts.”

With their senior night against Quakertown behind them, the boys will begin their journey to districts at the beginning of May.

“The goal for us at the beginning of the season was to win the league. After we accomplished that, it opened up this opportunity for us to compete. No matter who we are going up against, I know we have a great team, and I love our chances,” Coach Young stated.