Our boys tennis program started a new tradition on April 18 by hosting Bexley for the inaugural Jack Madison Cup, named in memory of a 2021 Columbus Academy graduate from Bexley who passed away in January of 2023. Jack helped our Vikings place third in the OTCA state tournament as a senior and was a true leader on the court, earning four varsity letters and serving as a co-captain with his cousin and classmate Arie Tuckerman. The two of them were state runners-up twice in doubles, garnering both of them All-Ohio first team honors.

Jack’s impact carried far beyond the tennis court, however, and he was a beloved member of both the Academy and Bexley communities. His parents Andy and Carrie and sister Marissa were all in attendance to present the Madison Cup trophy that will be awarded to each year’s winner between the Vikings and Lions.

Jack's ties to Bexley also include his grandfather, Academy alum Dave Madison '51, who was the mayor of Bexley in 1983 when he initiated the Mayor-Headmaster Trophy between the football teams of Bexley and Academy, a tradition that still stands today.

Jack will always be a part of Columbus Academy and our tennis program. Thank you to all of his many friends, former teachers and family members who attended the inaugural pre-match ceremony!