Jefferson tennis standout Chris Vrabel chose to sit out his junior season last spring, which helped him concentrate on the daunting academic load many high school students face in their third year.
But when Vrabel returned to the team this year, nothing had changed. He had helped the program win Virginia AAA Northern Region team titles as a freshman and sophomore — the latter year he also earned first team All-Met honors — and he helped lead the Colonials to a 14-0 regular-season record this year.
Vrabel’s dominance continued Monday as he won No. 1 singles to lead Jefferson to a 5-2 victory over Langley in the Virginia AAA Northern Region team championship at W.T. Woodson in Fairfax.
Vrabel defeated a game challenger in Langley’s Brandon Lee, rallying in the first set to eventually win, 6-4, 6-2. It was a crowning achievement for Vrabel, who will play at Cornell next year.