Wellington leaning on a pair of state qualifiers

An uneven preseason – at least in terms of schedule, rather than performance – had Wellington boys tennis coach Tommy Haddow facing more uncertainty in the lineup than he would like.

The weeks leading up to the Jaguars’ season-opening 3-2 loss at Upper Arlington on March 29 included several canceled practices because of bad weather, not to mention some players vacationing during spring break.

Even with two returning Division II state qualifiers in senior Brayden Chawla and sophomore Sanjan Shanker, who filled the top two singles spots to start the season, Haddow anticipated plenty of mixing and matching as his 11th season progressed.

Senior Sadeq Al-Ali played third singles, and doubles teams consisted of junior Sriharsha Reddy and sophomore Hussein Al-Ali and junior Jack Kalnicki and sophomore Hudson McConnell.

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