Senior Kraig Foster finished a fantastic high school tennis career with a run to the championship match against De La Salle's No. 1 singles player, John Scalmanini. Foster knocked off Antioch's Jordan Sabella 10-6 in the first round and Liberty's Jon Rodgers 10-5 in the second on his way to a tough quarterfinal showdown with De La Salle's Sean Gordon, whom he beat 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-3 to advance to Tuesday's portion of the competition.
Foster continued his remarkable play in the semifinals, defeating Kevin Griffin of De La Salle 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to advance to the finals against Scalmanini, who is widely considered the top player in the league. Although Scalmanini defeated Foster in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, to claim the league title, Deer Valley's top player was satisfied with his performance and remains optimistic that he'll receive a North Coast Section bid.
Photo by Jennifer Birkland