Bruce, Antonelli named Foothills all-stars

Gloversville’s Damian Bruce was named first-team Foothills Council all-star. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Two area boys tennis players were among those named to the recently announced Foothills Council boys tennis all-star team.

Gloversville’s Damian Bruce and Amsterdam’s Nick Antonelli were named first-team all-stars.

Bruce, who went 14-0 in Foothills play this season, reached the quarterfinals of the Section II singles tournament this spring and won the Foothills Council doubles tournament with Ryan Issa for the second straight year.

It is the sixth time that Bruce, a senior, has been named a Foothills Council all-star.

Bruce finished his varsity career with a 79-3 record in Foothills Council play, with the three losses coming in his first year. He also posted a 95-10 overall record in his six-year varsity career.

Gloversville went 7-8 overall overall and 6-7 in Foothills Council play this season, while Amsterdam was 0-14 overall and in Foothills play.

Scotia-Glenville, which won the Foothills Council title with a 13-0 league record, had Jared O’Connor, Ethan McKone and Jacob McKenzie named to the first team.

Queensbury had Aidan Rowley and Brady Stark earn first-team honors, while South Glens Falls’ Bob Bruschini and Lanning Torebka also were named to the first team.

Rounding out the first team was Hudson Falls’ Joe Potvin.

In addition to its three first-team all-stars, Scotia-Glenville also had Ryan McKone named honorable mention.

Rounding out the honorable-mention selections were Queensbury’s Conor Whalen and Kevin Milza; Schuylerville’s Owen Greene; and Hudson Falls’ Dustin Fitzpatrick and Dennis Sullivan.

2019 Foothills Council Boys Tennis All-stars

First Team

Jared O’Connor (Scotia-Glenville), Ethan McKone (Scotia-Glenville), Jacob McKenzie (Scotia-Glenville), Aidan Rowley (Queensbury), Brady Stark (Queensbury), Damian Bruce (Gloversville), Bob Bruschini (South Glens Falls), Lanning Torebka (South Glens Falls), Joe Potvin (Hudson Falls), Nick Antonelli (Amsterdam)

Honorable Mention

Conor Whalen (Queensbury), Kevin Milza (Queensbury), Owen Greene (Schuylerville), Dustin Fitzpatrick (Hudson Falls), Dennis Sullivan (Hudson Falls), Ryan McKone (Scotia-Glenville)

By Paul Wager

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