Karan Narula continued his strong play Wednesday, and his coach couldn’t be happier for the junior.
Narula, the first-singles player for the Arlington High School boys tennis team, dropped just one game in the Admirals’ 7-0 shutout of visiting Our Lady of Lourdes in Freedom Plains.
“He’s the best player in the area, basically. He does a fantastic job,” said Arlington head coach Gail Lynch, referring to Narula, who beat the Warriors’ Kyle Fraser, 6-1, 6-0. “He works really hard. He practices all the time, and he’s very serious about his tennis.”
The Admirals, who improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the league, benefit from Narula’s example at the top of their lineup, Lynch said.
She called Narula “a really well-rounded, tough player” who brings strong attributes to his entire repertoire.
“He has all the weapon that he needs,” Lynch said. “He can groundstroke well, or he can come to the net against his opponent and put the ball away. He also has consistent serves, and never double-faults.”
Arlington has three strong singles competitors: Sean Gorwara and Jake Bhangdia each won by a 6-0, 6-0 margin. Two of the Admirals’ doubles tandem won by the same score.
“I have a very nice, strong team,” said Lynch, whose team travels to play Horace Greeley on Monday.