In addition to Daily Times co-Players of the Year Zach and Ben Lieb of The Haverford School, the rest of the 2014 All-Delco boys team includes:

Brett Caban, Upper Darby: The senior combined with Courtland Hooks to finish second in Class AAA of the District One Doubles Tournament and become the first Upper Darby boys to reach the PIAA Tournament in either singles or doubles. Caban and Hooks claimed a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Central's Ivan Dokov and Tyrel Cherry in the opening round of the PIAA Tournament before falling to a duo from District Seven's Shady Side Academy. Caban reached the District One final with Hooks with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over a couple of Central League rivals in Strath Haven's Nick Ringle and Xander Hammitt in the semifinals. In the process, they avenged an epic three-set loss to Ringle and Hammitt in the Central League doubles final.


Caban and Hooks were edged, 14-12, in a first-set tiebreaker in that match. Caban also reached the Class AAA District One Singles Tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals at Central singles before dropping a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 decision to Haverford's Nick Frank. He earned fifth place with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over fellow All-Delco Ringle. Caban won a match at District One singles before falling in the second round. It was the second straight spring that Caban has qualified for districts in both singles and doubles.
Episcopal Academy’s Max Kane returns serve against Malvern Prep’s James Harrington during Inter-Ac Tennis Championships at Episcopal Academy.
Episcopal Academy's Max Kane returns serve against Malvern Prep's James Harrington during Inter-Ac Tennis Championships at Episcopal Academy. (Eric Hartline)
He has spent seven years honing his game at Legacy in Philadelphia under his coach, Charles "Cha' Goods and will continue his academic and tennis careers at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., which is reviving its men's program after a hiatus of several years. Ken Regester, Caban's coach at Upper Darby, says he is the best male player in school history.

Max Kane, Episcopal Academy: The senior had a deceiving 12-6 mark at No. 1 singles for Episcopal Academy, which shared the Inter-Ac title with archrival Haverford School with a 9-1 mark and 17-1 overall, including a team title against a strong field at the Newark (N.J.) Invitational. The highlight of Kane's season may have come in defeat as he battled friend and rival Zach Lieb of Haverford School to a third set with the Inter-Ac League title on the line before falling. For the second straight year, Kane got a little revenge by beating Zach Lieb in the No. 1 singles final at the Inter-Ac Tournament. It was an eight-point pro set after rain shortened the schedule, but Kane won, 8-0. Zach Lieb's two losses to Kane are his only two singles losses of his scholastic career. Kane fell to Zach Lieb, 6-3, 7-5, in the first EA-Haverford School meeting of the spring, but he set the tone for the Churchmen, who claimed a 4-3 victory that snapped the Fords' 49-match Inter-Ac win streak Kane works with Chris Hill at Legacy in Philadelphia. Kane will join the older brother of Zach and Ben Lieb, Jordan, as he continues his tennis career at Bucknell.

Nick Ringle, Strath Haven: The senior teamed with freshman Xander Hammitt to edge Upper Darby's Caban and Hooks, 7-6 (12), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in an epic match to capture the Central League Doubles title. The duo was denied a spot in the Class AAA District One Doubles final a week later by the same Upper Darby rivals in the semifinals but still claimed a spot in the PIAA doubles field, where they fell in the first round. Ringle reached the quarterfinals of the Central Singles Tournament before falling, 6-3, 6-3, to Lower Merion's Simon Vernier. He lost to Upper Darby's Caban in the fifth-place match, but earned a wild-card invitational into the District One Class AAA singles field and won a match before being ousted. It was the third straight year Ringle was a district qualifier. Ringle led a young Strath Haven team to an 8-3 mark and a fourth-place finish in the Central League. The Panthers were awarded a spot in the Class AAA District One team tournament, the 11th straight year they have made the field. Ringle scored Strath Haven's lone point in a 4-1 opening-round loss to Great Valley. Ringle works with Chris Sanni and Peter Heckler at Germantown Cricket Club. He will continue his career at Saint Joseph's University.