Below are the rosters for the 2012 All-Shore Boys Tennis teams, followed by short profiles of each member of the first team.
|Singles||Justin Burrus||St. Rose||12|
|Singles||Adam Lefkandinos||Toms River North||12|
|Singles||Mitsu Shima||Rumson-Fair Haven||9|
|Singles||Robert Morgan||Henry Hudson||12|
|Singles||Joel Diamond||Red Bank||12|
|Singles||Ralph Primavera||Red Bank Catholic||12|
|Doubles||JV Mennie||Red Bank Catholic||12|
|Doubles||Chris Primavera||Red Bank Catholic||9|
Highlights: Liu had a breakout year for the Hornets. He won his first Monmouth County Flights first singles title, and led the Hornets to another Shore Conference Tournament title. Liu’s biggest win came in the NJSIAA Group II title match where he was able to outlast Haddonfield’s Taylor Duffy to give Holmdel its first NJSIAA group championship in a decade.
Highlights: Smoke started four straight years at first singles. This is his third All-Shore first team selection. He went 83-11 for his career. Smoke reached the Monmouth County Flights finals, and advanced to the round of 16 in the NJSIAA Individual Tournament where he was defeated by Livingston’s Thomas Caputo 6-4, 6-3.
Highlights: In his final year at first singles for the Colts, Sharwarko went 16-4. The senior led the Colts to a Class A North and an NJSIAA Non-Public A sectional title. Sharwarko advanced to the third round of the NJSIAA Individual Tournament and also had a good showing in the Monmouth County Flights Tournament. He was defeated by champion Derek Liu in the quarterfinals. Sharwarko will continue to play tennis in the fall at the University of Hartford.
School: St. Rose
Highlights: A first time All-Shore selection, Burrus led St. Rose to the Class B Central championship.. Burrus had a good showing in the Monmouth County Flights Tournament, where he was defeated by Manasquan’s Maclane Smoke, 7-6, 6-3. Burrus also qualified for the NJSIAA Individual Tournament.
Highlights: Chen exploded onto the high school tennis scene. He went undefeated in Shore Conference play at second singles. Chen was a rock all year for the Hornets. He won his match in the Shore Conference Tournament championship and the NJSIAA Group II title match. Chen won the second singles Monmouth County Flights title, and was also the Shore Conference player to advance the furthest in the NJSIAA Individual Tournament. Chen was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Delbarton’s Chase Savage 6-2, 6-4.
Highlights: This is the second All-Shore first team selection for Worosz. He won his second straight Ocean County Flights Tournament first singles title awith a 7-5, 6-3 win over Toms River North’s Adam Lefkandinos. He played all four years at first singles and finished with an impressive 48-0 record at home. Worosz will be attending the United States Naval Academy in the fall.
Mike Li & Ganesh Natarajan
Highlights: Team chemistry was not an issue for this senior duo. After a strong season last year at second doubles for the Hornets, Li and Natarajan picked up right where they left off at first doubles this season, remaining undefeated in Shore Conference play. They won the first doubles title at the Monmouth County Flights Tournament, and secured a team point at the Shore Conference Tournament final over CBA. Their biggest win of the year came against Haddonfield in the NJSIAA Group II final after they defeated Isaac Anderson and Luke Grabiak 7-6 (7), 6-4, helping the Hornets to their first group title in 10 years. Li and Natarajan were seeded second in the NJSIAA doubles tournament, but were upset in the quarterfinals by Haddonfield 6-4, 6-3.
Mike Montanelli & Mike O’Malley
Highlights: As the season progressed, the combination of Montanelli and O’Malley seemed to get better every day. They led the Colts to the Shore Conference Tournament championship match and reached the Monmouth County Flights first doubles final. Montanelli and O’Malley had a strong showing in the NJSIAA doubles tournament as they advanced to the last 16. They also helped CBA to its first NJSIAA sectional title since 2010. O’Malley will attend the University of Scranton in the fall and will attempt to walk on .