On senior night the Manchester Squire tennis team hosted a TRC matchup against an 8-6 Rochester team. The Squires came out victorious winning 4-1 in route to a conference championship (their first since 2007) and a perfect 4-0 conference record. The Squire seniors led the way in doubles. Senior Morgan Metzger paired with sophomore Noah Cain to secure the first team win giving up only 1 game to the Zebras. Morgan Metzger, a 4 year varsity letter-winner, finishes the regular season with an impressive 13-2 record. Cain also boasts a 10-3 record as the duo has won their last 7 matches together. Next to win was Max Karg at 2 singles extending his outstanding sophomore season record to 15-1. “Max has been that automatic victory in our lineup that his teammates can count on.” Then 2 doubles secured the team victory with a convincing 2nd set 6-0 win. Senior Dalton Day, also a 4 year varsity letter-winner, achieved a 6-7 record on the year. Paired with junior Branden Scott (7-5 on the year), the duo has won 4 of their last 5 matches. Junior Brayton Spann concluded the 4th team win at 3 singles. He ends the regular season with a 6-5 singles record and 8-6 in all varsity matches. Number 1 singles player, junior Connor Eichenauer, started strong winning 6-3, but came up short in set two 5-7 before retiring due to an injury from early in set two. He sports a 10-5 record, the best since 2009 when Kyle Lahman earned All State North honors. The Squire tennis team also won 3 of the 4 JV matches. Winning at singles were sophomore Matthew Pegg and German exchange student Linus Kratz. They also paired to win doubles.
I’m proud of our two seniors for leading this team to a successful season. As freshmen, they didn’t win any team matches, but their positive attitude and dedication to keep improving has helped create a winning culture with a 11-2 season (despite 2 rainouts of winnable matches). Our whole team expects to win each time we step on the court. But more importantly, this team of young men has represented our school and town so well with their great character, integrity, and sportsmenship. Coach Erny and I are honored for the opportunity to coach these outstanding guys.”-Joel Eichenauer
NEXT CONTEST: Peru Sectional Wednesday 10/2 vs. Peru 5pm & finals 10/3 @5pm vs. winner of Wabash & Maconaquah