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Our spring preseason previews are sponsored by the Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, your sports medicine resource in Morris-Sussex with locations conveniently located in Cedar Knolls, Roxbury, Newton, Hackettstown and Sparta. OINJ also has urgent care hours on weeknights till 8pm and weekends from 8am to noon to care for athletes who suffer sports related injuries. If you need to see an orthopedic specialist, OINJ is your place!

Team: West Morris Central

Coach: Brent Maczko

Season’s with the Team: 15

2019 Record: 16-2 overall
10-0 conference
Lost to Millburn in 3rd round of states
Tied for 6th in MCT

Anticipated Varsity Players:
First singles: Alessandro Lee (10) – returning at the same position
Second singles: Ashil Amin (11) – returning at the same position
Third singles: Matt McIsaac (11) – returning at the same position
First Doubles: Max Petraitis (12) – returning at the same position
First Doubles: Jann Harbers (12) – JV last year

Players on the Rise:
There are a couple of JV players from last year that are looking to fill doubles spots on varsity: Derek Jenkins (12), Steven Johnston (12), Raahim Iftikhar (12), Ben Morris (10),

Coach’s Outlook:
I have high expectations for this group, especially at the singles positions. Some team goals are getting to the next level in States and going back to back seasons as conference champs. Alessandro, Ashil, and Matt have committed to going the extra mile both on and off the court. Amazing student-athletes that inspire those around them. Max has a lot of experience at doubles and he has been working hard in the offseason. He is looking to partner up with one of our rising JV players to become a force at first doubles.

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are a very important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community, to the Morris-Sussex area is his mission.

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