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Bravo! D-E Boys' Tennis: BBM Tourney Semi-Finalists, Sportsmanship Awardees!

Contributed by Joe Iwanksi, D-E Boys' Varsity Tennis Coach

On Saturday April 7 D-E Boys' Tennis played in the 25th annual Bryan Bennett Memorial (BBM) Tennis Tournament, run by the Delbarton School and considered the toughest and most prestigious event of the tennis season. This year's 12-team draw included 10 of the teams ranked in the top 13 in the state. In their first match on Saturday morning, the Bulldogs, who entered the tournament ranked #5 in NJ, bested #13 Holmdel in a tight 3-2 match that featured wins from seniors Brandon Grill '18 and co-captain Shanay Amin '18 at 2nd and 3rd singles, along with a decisive win at 2nd doubles from the junior tandem of Tejas Akula '19 and Cameron Janssens '19.

Later that day, in matches that extended into early evening, the team took on #4 ranked perennial powerhouse Westfield. Inspired by an incredible come-from-behind win at 1st singles by senior co-captain Daniel Nuzhny '18, playing injured, the team pulled off the upset of the tournament and took the match 3-2. This moved them into Sunday morning's semifinal, where they faced off against #1 ranked and defending state champion Montgomery. In an epic team match, the Bulldogs were led by Brandon Grill's superb win at first singles playing for injured teammate Dan Nuzhny, the match was tied at 2 apiece with second doubles tandem of Tejas Akula and sophomore Sascha Ghobadi '20 down 2-5 in the deciding 3rd set. Akula and Ghobadi somehow rallied to take the lead 6-5, and were two points from closing out the match and huge upset, but the Montgomery pair found their bearings and took the match in a gripping tiebreaker, giving Montgomery a 3-2 decision.

While the team was understandably disappointed, they were recognized by the tournament committee with the annual Sportsmanship Award, given to that team which best demonstrates the qualities of sportsmanship and gentlemanly behavior throughout the tournament.

The photo here shows senior co-captain Daniel Nuzhny holding their award plaque with the entire team, coaches, and BBM tournament director John Thompson of Delbarton.

Bravo 'Dogs!

Welcome from Chris Schmid, Athletics Director

The spirit of the scholar-athlete—those students who are equally achieving in academics and athletics—permeates D-E school culture. Our coaches, most of whom are academic faculty, help students become strong team players and effective leaders—both on the field and in the classroom. In this way, students develop character as much as physical skill. 

At Dwight-Englewood School, we teach the concept of good sportsmanship beginning in the Lower School, where young students develop gross motor skills and third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders enjoy co-ed intramural soccer, basketball, and baseball games. In the Middle School, in addition to a variety of sports, we introduce interscholastic competition. Physical education in the Upper School includes four years of coursework in lifetime fitness and two years of health.  A full list of all athletic teams is available from the "Team Pages" link above.

Concussion Protocol, NJSIAA Statement & Health/Medical Forms Reminder

D-E Concussion Protocol: 
If an athlete suffers a trauma to the head, or a blow to the body, resulting in their exhibiting symptoms of concussion, then the athlete will be removed from the game/practice. The athlete will then be referred to a physician who is trained in concussion management, for authorization to either resume immediate participation or begin a "return to play" protocol. Questions may be directed to the Athletics Director at:  

Statement RE: NJSIAA Steroid Testing (For Upper School Athletes Only)
NJSIAA steroid testing policy states that if an Upper School student athlete or students team qualifies for a state championship competition, the student may be subject to testing for banned substances. Click here for details. Questions may be directed to the Athletics Director at: 

Health & Medical Forms Reminder:
All Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US) student athletes are required to have their health forms completed and returned to the MS/US Nurse's Office for the 2017-2018 school year by August 2017 prior to the start of athletics preseason. You can download all the required Health & Medical Forms for 2017-2018 below or visit for more information.



Meet Our Athletics Department

List of 3 members.

  • Mr. C. Christian "Chris" Schmid 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Athletic Director
    (201) 227-3151
    Springfield College - B.S and M.S.
  • Mr. Greibin Agramonte 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Associate Athletic Director
    (201) 227-3152
    Messiah College - B.A.
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - M.S.
  • Kimberly Conover 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Athletic Trainer
    (201) 227-3153
Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.