The Manchester Squire tennis team wrapped up a fantastic season and a repeat Three Rivers Conference Championship with a 4-1 win at Rochester. Manchester is 13-2 going into sectional play and went undefeated in conference play.
1 Connor Eichenauer (12) vs. Jackson Sawyer (10) W 6-0, 6-0
2 Max Karg (11) vs. Markis Smiley (12) W 6-0, 6-0
3 Heath Dierks (10) vs. Justin Phoun (9) L 3-6, 0-6
1 Noah Cain (11) vs. Wes Gohn (12) W 6-2, 6-1
Branden Scott (12) Justin Schroder (12)
2 Brayton Spann (12) vs. Zac Dishon (10) W 6-0, 6-2
Matthew Pegg (11) Carlton Mullet (10)
Match Result: win 4-1
Record: 13-2 4-0 TRC CHAMPS
Braxtin Wilson (10) vs. Ean Pugh (9) L 0-8
Braxtin Wilson (10) vs. Chase Brown (9) L 2-8
“This has been a great season filled with much success. We reached a higher level of play this year and comfortably won each conference matchup. Tonight, I saw guys playing some of their best tennis of the season.” The 2 doubles team of Brayton Spann and Matthew Pegg stormed past Rochester to win set 1, 6-0 and closed out set two, 6-2. Just minutes later, top singles player Connor Eichenauer blanked a good opponent 6-0, 6-0. “Connor hit a variety of shots and attacked repeatedly. He dominated the serve returns and played well at the net.” Max Karg won once again without giving up a game, 6-0,6-0. “Karg
played a hard hitting opponent and combined solid defensive shots with opportune times to go on the offensive. Max served and placed shots well too.” Then a short time later, the 1st doubles team of Noah Cain and Branden Scott completed their strong performance with a 6-2,6-1 victory. “Rochester had some talent, but Noah and Branden outplayed them in ever facet of the contest. I really liked the way they played as a team.” Heath Dierks started three singles with a 3-2 lead, but Rochester played a consistent match. Dierks played the longest match of the evening forcing many deuce games. “Heath has improved immensely this season and helped us out at both doubles and singles. He will be poised to make an even greater impact next year.” In JV play, Braxtin Wilson worked on strategy and his strokes. “Despite losing both matches, he gave good hustle and effort.”
Manchester faces Peru on Wednesday at 5pm at the Peru Sectional.