Williston duo rules state tennis tournament

Willistonian David Ro plays for Rice Memorial High School. (Photo by Shane Bufano)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent 

Essex High junior David Ro won his third consecutive Vermont Interscholastic boys individual tennis title on Saturday at Burlington’s Leddy Park.

This year his foe in the championship match was a very familiar person: his younger brother, Daniel, a freshman at Essex High.

David Ro won the match 6-1, 6-1 and became the first three-time champion since Alex Davydov won his third straight in 1998.

David and Daniel are the sons of Chris and Una Ro of Williston.

In winning another crown, David extended an unbeaten streak against state high school competitors that goes back to his first match his freshman year. In that unblemished time, he has not even lost a set.

In his first season this year, Daniel went undefeated in his individual matches and earned the trip to the title test with a close, tense victory over Brattelboro Union’s Isaiah Ungerleider 4-6, 7-5, 6-0.