Orange Panther of the Week: Bassem Elbitar

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Updated: March 13, 2020

This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is senior tennis player Bassem Elbitar. On Wednesday night, Elbitar won a three-set match against Northwood in the #1 singles match. Elbitar prevailed 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 (10-point tiebreaker). On Monday, Orange won over Cedar Ridge 7-2. Elbitar won at #2 singles in straight sets. Elbitar also played doubles with Ronan Towell. Elbitar was a member of the Orange team that qualified for the team state playoffs last year. Orange finished 14-5 in 2019, its best record under head coach Justin Webb. After wins over Northwood and Cedar Ridge this week, Orange will go into the pandemic break with a 4-1 mark, 2-1 in the Big 8 Conference. The break that will start on Friday will serve as a needed break for Elbitar. In addition to his duties on the tennis court, Elbitar is a member of the Orange BETA Club.

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