6. Tennis community weathers soggy finish
Nobody wants to win a state championship after Father’s Day. With the traditional end to the spring season coming before the year’s best holiday (OK, I’m biased), a June 17 state championship meant only one thing: rain. The hurry-up-and-postpone schedule of the tennis season’s biggest championship was frustrating to players and fans alike. But many survived the monsoons to win state titles. BC High completed a historic season by winning its first Division 1 title with a nail-biting 3-2 win over St. John’s (S). Concord-Carlisle, Acton-Boxboro, Manchester Essex, Martha’s Vineyard, and Duxbury all won state titles in their divisions.