Last week: Became the first player to capture three straight singles titles in the DODEA Pacific Far East High School Tennis Tournament, winning that title plus the boys doubles for a second straight year and helping the Panthers to their first outright team title since 2004. Sprow, a senior, blanked senior teammate Elliot Mason 6-0, 6-0 in the singles final Thursday.
He and Mason then dispatched Seoul American’s Chong Lee and Abraham Nelson 6-1, 6-2 in the doubles championship. Coach Robert Bliss said in addition to his play, Sprow has helped run practices and conditioning drills and helped instruct younger players. “Sort of a coach on the court,” Bliss said. “He’s gotten better every year, especially this year. He’s head and shoulders above anybody else in DODDS.”
Last week: Earned MVP honors and, for the second straight year, the Best Blocker award as the Warriors won the DODEA Pacific Far East High School Girls Class A Volleyball Tournament title for the second time in four years.
Bergman, a junior, had 14 spike kills and four block points to power the Warriors past Morrison Christian Academy of Taiwan 27-29, 25-22, 25-23, 25-21 in Friday’s championship match. Bergman averaged 14 kills and five blocks during the double-elimination playoffs, but during pool play the first two days averaged just five kills, leading coach Joanna Wyche to believe she was playing timidly. After talking to Bergman, Wyche said, “she stepped it up, swung outside her comfort zone and terminated the plays.”
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