Peter Murphy wins second Prep Tennis Player of the Year award
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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 10, 2019) -- Jesuit High rising senior Peter Murphy has grown accustomed to repeats.
In May, he won his third consecutive 6A Boys Tennis and Metro League singles titles. One month later, the Oregon Sports Awards’ voting panel selected Murphy as its recipient of the Prep Boys Tennis Player of the Year award for the second straight year.
Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest presented Murphy with his award during a live segment of “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe at 12:45 p.m. Click here to watch clips of his interview and to view a behind-the-scenes look at Murphy’s time in studio and on the air.
Future award announcements can also be heard live on KJOR’s Rip City Radio 620.
Murphy becomes the award’s first repeat winner since former Lincoln High star Goutham Sundaram received the honor each year from 2012-2014. 5A singles champion Alle Banna (Churchill) and 6A singles runner-up Judson Blair (Sprague) are the other finalists for this year’s award.
Murphy was the state’s consensus top tennis player all spring. He entered the state tournament as the No. 1 overall seed and is a five-star class of 2020 recruit, according to United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Tennis Recruiting Network.
He posted a series of impressive performances during the offseason in International Tennis Association (ITA), UTSA and club tournaments. Murphy won two USTA L3 singles titles prior to the start of Jesuit’s season in March. He also claimed singles titles between August-January at the Pacific University Advanced Championships, Zimmerman/Johnson UTSA National Tournament and Lewis and Clark Advanced Tournament.
Murphy was a finalist, semifinalist or quarterfinalist in seven additional tournaments between August-January. His work in club tournaments and high school matches earned him the No. 8 overall RPI among juniors for the 2018-2019 season, according to Dunlop Sports.
He remains active in ITA, USTA and club tennis tournaments and is currently listed as Universal Tennis’ No. 12 overall prospect in the class of 2020.
Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest will reveal the Prep Girls Tennis Player of the Year on Monday on The Brian Noe Show.
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