Squires Tennis Wins Third Straight

The Manchester Squires Tennis Team stretched its win streak to 3 straight matches with a 3­2 nail­biting victory over Triton. On a beautiful night for tennis in Bourbon, Indiana, the Squires picked up their first road win of the season in thrilling fashion as once again an extended third set match decides the fate of the evening. This time around the pressure fell on number one doubles team of Heath Dierks and Parker Wagoner. The pressure moment was set up by some quality tennis matches going both ways for the Squires and Trojans. The first two matches off the court were number two singles with Spence Trick winning
6­0, 6­2 and number three singles with Logan Parrett losing 0­6, 2­6. The next match was number one singles that saw a senior veteran in Mace Eads take down Luke Donathan 4­6, 1­6 to swing the lead to Trition. “For our singles matches tonight, Spence Trick was fantastic in victory, as his game continues to develop. I am really proud of his shot selection and focus tonight. He is on a roll. As for Luke and Logan, they played good tennis, but ran into some very tough opponents. Luke really came out blazing with a 4­1 lead, but just could not keep the momentum and pace with the experience senior. All three individuals are
playing so much better than they were early in the season,” said Coach Screeton. Manchester would even the match score at two apiece after number two doubles found a way to win again against two very athletic freshmen. With the match even, all eyes and spectators made their way to the number one doubles court. In some of their best tennis of the year, Dierks and Wagoner were able to come from behind after the dropping the first set and win in three 4­6, 6­3, 6­3. “The range of tennis ability for Dierks & Wagoner is remarkable, they can play very high tennis and very low tennis at times, however, we are starting to see that high level of tennis more and more. Their consistency is improving and when playing well, they can compete with
anybody. I am super proud of this one doubles team as they continue to get play better each time out,” added Screeton. The Squires will be back in action tomorrow night against defending conference and sectional champ Peru in North Manchester @ 5:00. This is the last of three TRC make­ups the Squires have encountered this season.


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