Squire Tennis Wins On Senior Night

The Manchester tennis team celebrated senior night with their 7th straight victory. The Squires defeated Rochester to secure second place in the Three Rivers Conference, with their only loss a 2-3 defeat at Peru early in the season. The Manchester senior trio of Max Karg, Noah Cain, and Matthew Pegg wrapped up another successful regular season. The all were 14-0 in dual matches and only suffered one loss at the West Noble Invitational throughout the season. Karg finished off a solid Rochester number one singles opponent 6-0 after a close opening set 6-4. “Max took some time to figure out the hard hitting lefty, but in typical Max fashion, he came up with just the right strategy for success. Winning is an expectation for Max. Over the past 3 years Karg has amassed a 48-4 singles record.” Meanwhile, the senior one doubles team stormed to another victory, 6-0,6-1. “Cain and Pegg are playing at a high level with dominating serves, consistent returns, and controlling the net shots.” The Squires secured the team win at 2 doubles as junior Heath Dierks and freshman Luke Donathan continued to impress their coaches. Coach Screeton noted, “The guys have rattled off 7 straight wins which has made the difference in team results.” Parker Wagoner and Spence Trick both started strong in their matches but struggled to win the deuce games against more experienced opponents. “They are learning to hit the right shots at the right times along with finding ways to end points in their favor. It will come with time and more match play. They have each improved greatly since starting this game in early August.” But the night belonged to three seniors who end their careers at The Manchester Courts as winners. Manchester faces Wabash at the Peru sectional on Wednesday at 5:15 and the winner of Peru v. Maconaquah on Thursday. “We have a real shot to get the sectional title back in our hands. It just takes three victories.” – Coach Joel Eichenauer

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