The 2015 Manchester High School tennis team suffered another tough loss on Wednesday night by the score of 2-3 to the Norwell Knights. This marks the fourth loss of the season by the score of 2-3, a trend the Squires hope to turn around Thursday night against TRC rival Whitko.
Although the trip to Ossian did not result in a victory, there are several positives to take away from the match. Senior Max Karg continues his winning ways with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against a very quality opponent. “Max has come back from a tough loss on Saturday with determination and a sense of purpose this week. It showed tonight with his high level of play”, said Assistant Coach Eric Screeton. The Squires also received another point from the 1 Doubles team of seniors Noah Cain and Matthew Pegg as they won 6-1, 6-3. “It is important to see Noah and Matthew continue to grow together as a doubles team throughout this season. They are really starting to mesh well and will be a tough team to beat the second half of the schedule,” added Screeton.
Manchester could not find that third point as Spence Trick, Luke Donathon, Heath Dierks, and Parker Wagoner were all defeated 1-6, 2-6 by a much older and more experienced Norwell team. “The young guys are learning during the wins and the losses. They saw tonight how a veteran team can use match experience, consistency, and momentum just as easily as tennis skill to carry a team to victory. We look forward to getting back into some conference action Thursday night. The guys are hungry for a win.”