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Got Game Greater Boston

3/30/2009

CHRISTOPHER CUA

WELLESLEY — BOYS' TENNIS

Cua didn't waste any time getting acclimated to the high school tennis
scene last year. As a freshman in 2008, he took over the No. 1 singles
spot for Wellesley and played consistently well through the end of the
season, registering a 22-4 individual record. In the postseason, he
advanced to the South sectional semifinals before bowing out.
TennisRecruiting.net ranks him as the state's No. 6 player in the Class
of 2011, and he was a Boston Globe All-Scholastic pick last year.

BRIAN FOSTER

MEDFIELD — BOYS' LACROSSE

Iongi has some lofty expectations to live up to this season. Not only is the senior
the defending Class 5A, Division I state champ at No. 1 singles, but she's
also the leader and catalyst for Mountain View, which is the team state
champion. Iongi can expect to get the best and most competitive games from
each of her opponents, but there's reason to believe she can handle it —
she's rated the nation's No. 144 senior by TennisRecruiting.net.

VERONICA CORNING

PINGREE — GIRLS' TENNIS

Corning is definitely a player to watch over the
next two seasons, as the junior could end up
being one of the best players to come out of
Massachusetts in a long time. She's already posted
a number of impressive tournament wins,
including titles at the New England Hard Courts
championships the past two years. The USTA
has Corning ranked as the top Girls 18
player in New England.

LAUREN HOLLENDER

NEWTON SOUTH — GIRLS' TENNIS

Hollender has been a standout since her freshman year,
when she went undefeated in the regular season and won
the North sectional title. She followed that with a state
title in 2007 and another sectional crown last year, and now
Hollender is focused on finishing her senior season with a
bang. The 5-foot-3 sparkplug, who was also captain of the
Newton South soccer team, will play at Tufts next year.

STEVE PERAKSLIS

ABINGTON — BASEBALL

Perakslis is a true two-way threat for the Green Wave, with the
ability to win a game using his bat or his arm. As a junior last
year, he played a great shortstop and batted .520 with
five home runs. On the mound, the 6-foot-1 righty
used his 90 mph fastball to go 9-3 with a 1.01
ERA, and he struck out 95 batters in 61
innings. Perakslis hopes to see time
as both a pitcher and as a
position player next year
at Maine.