By Jordan J. Michael
SCHENECTADY –– Lately, the Class AA tennis final has been reserved for Guilderland and Bethlehem. Last Thursday marked the fourth consecutive meeting between the two Suburban powerhouses, and, once again, the ending score was 5 to 4.
Every time they meet, it’s five wins to four losses.
“We always joke about the score because we know what it’s going to be,” said Guilderland Head Coach Curtis Snyder. “It’s a great rivalry that brings the best out of both teams.”
The Eagles have won seven Class AA championships in the last 10 years, and hadn’t lost since the Dutch won the title in 2011. In the first match of 2013, Bethlehem beat Guilderland, 5 to 4.
“It’s a long history of us ending up here together at the end,” said Bethlehem Head Coach Steve Smith. “The matches always come down to the wire. These kids fight as hard as they can.”