The top-seeded Potomac School cruised to its second Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I championship Saturday, sweeping Norfolk Academy, 5-0, in the finals at Collegiate School in Richmond.
The victory capped a stellar career for Panthers senior No. 1 Josh Hublitz, who went undefeated in the regular season and reached the Mid-Atlantic Conference finals last week.
On Saturday, Hublitz, who will play at North Carolina-Wilmington in the fall, eased past Bulldogs sophomore Dillon Jacob, 10-1. The senior led Potomac throughout the tournament, only dropping four total games in singles play.
“I think I definitely peaked in this tournament,” said Hublitz, who was a freshman on the Panthers team that won its first VISAA title in 2011. “This is by far the best tennis for me this season.”
The Panthers clinched the title with senior Stephen Hu’s win at No. 3 singles and did not have to play the doubles flights or finish their match at No. 2 singles with the tournament result already determined.
Junior Alex Gerson won the fourth flight, freshman James Betts won at No. 5 and senior Austin Childs took home the No. 6 singles title to complete the sweep for Potomac.
“The boys really performed today,” said Coach Marty Hublitz, who is Josh’s father. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”