OLD TAPPAN – After playing first singles for three years, Dwight-Englewood senior Jordan Runyon dropped all the way down to third singles this season.
Stuff like that happens on state powerhouse teams with elite talent year after year.
On Sunday, Runyon continued to use his position as a positive, helping the Bulldogs reclaim the Bergen County tournament small-schools championship by winning the third singles title.
“Some people might say it was a blow,” Runyon said. “But I preferred to think of it in a more positive way.
“This year it’s about the team, not individual accomplishments.”
In winning all 20 of its matches over two days, Dwight-Englewood achieved every individual accomplishment. The Bulldogs won all five individual crowns, beating opponents from defending champion and archrival Saddle River Day in each of the finals.
While Daniel Nuzhny, Nikhil Kokra, and Runyon swept the singles competition, the pairs of Zach Canelos/Martin Schecter and Sam Garden/Brandon Grill did the same in doubles.
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