Mother Nature moved out of town just in time to allow some exciting tennis action to occur in North Manchester on Thursday night. On multiple occasions, Manchester Head Coach Eric Screeton and Maconaquah Head Coach TJ Miley exchanged the famous coaches glance and shaking of the head at one another that could only be interpreted as the here we go again feeling. For the third consecutive match between the Squires and Braves over the past two years, it comes down to a marathon third set match to decide the fate of the evening. “This is incredible! Last year, they edged us out in a third set tiebreaker for the match during the regular season and then in sectionals we barely held on in a third set thriller to advance, but both of those were out-staged by tonight’s epic third set thriller that gave us a big conference victory,” said Screeton. The match that provided the excitement tonight was #2 Singles Spence Trick vs. Zach Reyburn. Both individuals played a back and forth seesaw affair that saw multiple lead changes during the third set. Trick was able to outlast Reyburn and give the Squires a big TRC win. Maconaquah would take the other singles matches as #1 Singles Cole Borden defeated Luke Donathan in two sets and #3 Singles David Sayger fought back to beat Quinn Martin in three. As for the double action, Manchester’s #1 Doubles team of Parker Wagoner and Logan Parrett and #2 Doubles team of Kyle Shepherd and Kam Lester both won in straight sets to set the stage for the evening’s excitement. “I am super proud of the way we played tonight. Luke, Spence, and Quinn had to really fight in some tough singles matches, which will only make us better and the doubles teams are emerging as a real strength of ours. I was also extremely pleased with our effort and tennis play in the JV contests from Uria Hein, Grant Strobel, and Drake Hatfield as tonight was a step forward for the program,” concluded Screeton. The Squires will return to action on Monday, August 21st vs. Churubusco @5:00 in North Manchester.