The Manchester boys tennis team used wins in all three singles matches to edge Huntington North 3-2 Thursday to improve their season record to 6-1.
The Squire tennis team came through once again with a close 3-2 team win. Connor Eichenauer led the way with a convincing 6-0, 6-0 victory. “Connor was efficient, focused, and dominating tonight. He won the Huntington Viking Classic summer tennis tournament in June and he continued his dominance over the Huntington players.” At 2 singles, Max Karg struggled in his first set, winning in a tiebreaker after being down 5 games to 6. “Max started slow, but figured out his strategy winning the final 8 straight games and a 6-0 second set.” Brayton Spann won the deciding match at 3 singles. After being down 3 games to 4, Brayton closed out the set with 3 straight games. He then started strong going up 3-0 before losing 2 games. Spann then closed it out 6-3 for the team’s 6th win of the year. “Brayton has worked hard in practice and is learning to close out sets using patience and mental toughness.” 1 Doubles played well despite losing a good match. 2 doubles won the first set before falling in the next two to a strong Huntington North team. In JV action, Branden Scott easily won at singles as well as Michael Willmert winning his first match of the year. Scott and Linus Kratz played a close JV doubles winning 4-3 (tiebreaker 7-2), then losing 3-4 (tiebreaker 4-7), and super tiebreaker loss 8-10.
“Coach Steve Erny and I are proud of the whole team. We are seeing much improvement from our JV players and the team spirit is awesome. These are fun guys to be around and with great character.”-Joel Eichenauer
NEXT CONTEST: Thurs. 4:30 Home vs. Whitko and TRC tourney 9/14 @ Whitko 9am start