Squires Dominate On Senior Night

Tonight the Manchester Squires celebrated Senior Night as they squared off against a solid Madison Grant team. Seniors Connor Eichenauer, Brayton Spann, and Branden Scott anchored the victory each picking up wins as the team won 4-1. The Squires
upped their record to 11-2. Once again, junior Max Karg led off with another dominating shut out performance. “Max has numerous ways to defeat his opponents which gives him total control of his matches. He competes at such a high level on every point as he combines his intelligence with great athleticism.” Senior Connor Eichenauer scored the second Squire point, giving up just 3 games. “Connor has played four years of #1 singles, leading our team to improve our win totals each year. He has high expectations for himself as well as the entire team which helps drive our success.” Next to finish was sophomore Heath Dierks at 3 singles. He lost but played many close deuce games. “Heath actually had better form on his serve and groundstrokes. He just lacked match experience versus a senior, but Heath is well on his way to being a fine player.” Senior Brayton Spann moved from his typical spot to give doubles a try against an athletic, successful Madison Grant duo. Pairing with junior Matthew Pegg, they turned a close 3-3 opening set into hard fought victory, dropping just 1 game the rest of the night to win 6-3, 6-1. “Brayton’s serving and precision groundstrokes really controlled the match, and he elevated Matthew’s performance too. Matthew won many net points, and I thought they complimented each other well. There were many close games in which we found ways to win.” With the match in hand, the 1st doubles team squeaked out a close¬†first set in a tiebreaker. Senior Branden Scott and Junior Noah Cain lead the whole way (up 5-4 and 6-5) but couldn’t close out a talented, tough opponent. After winning the
tiebreaker 7-5, Manchester found themselves down 2-3 in set two. Noah Cain stepped up his intensity and served a very lengthy deuce game to even it up 3-3. The Squire team then closed out the match with 3 more determined games to win 6-3. “Noah raised his level of his play and hit some awesome net shots. Branden moved with aggressive poaches and great hustle.” -Coach Joel Eichenauer
In JV play, Braxtin Wilson continued to improve as he played two competitive matches against much more experienced players. “Braxtin will be a big part of our winning next year. With some off season work, he will be successful.”
Next match: Thursday at Tipp Valley at 4:30; Monday at Rochester at 4:30.

Singles W/L Score
1 Connor Eichenauer (12) vs. Jordan Crume (11) W 6-2, 6-1
2 Max Karg (11) vs. Brandon Stowers (12) W 6-0, 6-0
3 Heath Dierks (10) vs. Trevor McNutt (12) L 1-6, 1-6
1 Noah Cain (11) vs. Brantley Butcher (12) W 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Branden Scott (12) Clayton Retherford (11)
2 Matthew Pegg (11) vs. Luke Brown (12) W 6-3, 6-1
Brayton Spann (12) Reid Eddleman (11)
Match Result: Win 4-1
Record: 11-2 2-0 TRC
1 Braxtin Wilson (10) vs. 1 Tom Comer (11) L 0-4, 2-4
2 Braxtin Wilson (10) vs. 2 Brockton Butcher (10) L 0-4, 3-4

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