BOYS TENNIS: Wang, Pawley honored

San Marino’s Jonny Wang is the 2008 Player of the Year, while La Salle coach Tim Pawley is Coach of the Year.

Player of the Year: Jonny Wang, San Marino High School.

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Above: Jonny Wang, San Marino High School.

Coach of the Year: Tim Pawley, La Salle High School.

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strong>Above: Tim Pawley, La Salle High School.

Player of the Year: Jonny Wang
School: San Marino
Year: Freshman
Accomplishments: Wang began the season as the Titans’ No. 2 player behind Daniel Weingarten, but quickly asserted himself as the team leader as the season progressed. He eventually defeated Weingarten to become the Rio Hondo League singles champion. Wang served as the team’s No. 1 during its CIF-SS Division II semifinal match against Palm Desert and swept all three of his sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. A highly-ranked amateur player, Wang finished the season with a 41-4 record. He was named the team’s Rookie of the Year by his teammates.
What he said: “It was a great season and I got to play on a team, which was something new because tennis really isn’t a team sport. I played another sport, water polo, and it kind of helped me being on a team.”

Coach of the Year: Tim Pawley
School: La Salle
Year: Fifth
Accomplishments: Pawley coached the Lancers to a 16-4 record (10-0 in Del Rey League) and a trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division V finals. His team was successful both on the court and in the classroom, where it achieved the No. 1 grade- point average of any team in any sport in the CIF.
What he said: “The fact that I’m most pleased about is we’ve gone one step better than the year prior.”

First Team

Vinni Lodolo, St. Francis, Sr.
Kevin Sitwala, La Salle, Sr.
Jonny Wang, San Marino, Fr.
Daniel Weingarten, San Marino, Jr.
Nick Chang, Jr./Garry Wu, Jr. (San Marino)
Tim Sae Koo, Sr./Bo Win Tin, Sr. (Arcadia)
Mat Lam, Jr./Glen Willis, Jr. (La Salle)
Michael Cheng, So./Michael Moya, So. (San Marino)

Second Team

Derek Hsu, Pasadena Poly, Sr.
Joey Tresierras, San Gabriel, Sr.
Derek Wong, San Marino, Fr.
Roy Yu, Jr./Bryan Yung, Jr. (Arcadia)
Kevin Jick, Jr./Tom Justo, Jr. (La Salle)
Wesley DeVoll, So./Billy Wardlow,Sr. (Pasadena Poly)

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