Hall of Fame 2024

1984 Boys Tennis Team 1984


To say that the 1984 boys tennis team had a special season would be an understatement!  Led by legendary teacher/coach Jack “Doc” Gow and a strong group of returners, the team entered the season with high expectations, but it is safe to say that they exceeded them!  The team of 7 included a small, gifted group of upper and lower classmen led by returner Michael Marchand and postgraduate Bob Loeber who would be named the team’s MVP at the conclusion of the season. Other team members included Barry Wadsworth ’88, Paul Hart Smyth ’85, Anuwatt Nivatvongs ’85, Todd Klyver ’86 and Ajoy Chakrabarti ’86.  The team won in every conceivable way that spring including decisive wins over Worcester, Vermont and western Mass power Longmeadow and four thrilling 5-4 match victories over Pomfret, Berkshire, Avon and Mt. Hermon.  Arguably, the highlight of the season was a 7-2 drubbing of a historically strong Deerfield team! While record keeping gets spotty the further you go back in Williston athletic history, the records we do have indicate that the 1984 boys tennis team may very well be the only undefeated boys tennis team in the 115 years that tennis has been offered at Williston!  Without question, the 1984 boys tennis season was a very special season!