(Aug. 20, 2021), Stephen Decatur incoming senior, Noah Fisher, won the Delmarva High School Tennis Grand Prix Series for the third consecutive year.
The 2021 series kicked off with competition on June 27. Fisher lost his first match, then injured his shoulder in the second and was unable to continue.
He was cleared to play in time for the second competition on July 18. Fisher said he felt good while playing and won all four of his matches.
The final competition of the series was Aug. 8 at the OC Tennis Center. Fisher won his three matches.
“I think I did really well. I stuck to my game plan. I waited for my opportunity to strike and I tried to outplay them,” Fisher said. “I felt good playing and I had a fun time.”
About 17 players participated in the gold division, representing a number of high schools on the Eastern Shore, including Decatur, Worcester Prep, James M. Bennett, Indian River, Kent Island and North Caroline.
“It was good competition. There were some really good players,” Fisher said.
After three days of competition, Fisher earned the No. 1 seed. The top eight went head-to-head on Aug. 15.
Fisher swept his three matches to claim the title.
“I felt like I played really well,” Fisher said.
While it may not be as exciting as capturing the 2A Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state championship title – which Fisher did in June as a Decatur junior – he was still thrilled to win the tournament.
“It feels pretty good. I love playing in the event and the challenge of it,” Fisher said.