The Manchester Tennis Team came up a little short at Rochester on Monday evening. The Squires completed their crazy end of the season stretch of 8 matches in 14 days. “I think our tennis ability has improved over these past two weeks, but at the same time I felt like we have been a little tired in the legs causing a few mistakes. We will re-charge and get ready for sectionals Wednesday.” said Coach Screeton. The lone victor for the Squires was #2 Singles Spence Trick, who continues his great play of late winning four of his last five matches. “Spence has been improving these past two weeks, and his competitive fire is exactly what we need. Luke and Logan has also been improving and I am seeing some great strides in their games.” added Screeton. Donathan at #1 Singles would take his match deep into the evening but would fall to an experienced senior just as Parrett did at #3 Singles. The Squires also were defeated by some quality doubles teams tonight. “Rochester has very solid doubles teams and it showed, we could not get any momentum, and it caused a very tough night. Our doubles teams will bounce back.” concluded Screeton. The Manchester team must now regroup after a tough run in TRC contests that saw them go from 5-1 last season to 1-5 this season, although several losses were extremely close matches. The Squires will enter into sectionals 0-3 against the sectional opponents, but have shown signs of improvement as they have gone 3-3 in their last six matches. The sectional play begins on Wednesday night in Peru as Manchester will face Maconaquah and Wabash squares off against Peru. The winners will meet on Thursday night for the title. Peru has won back to back TRC crowns and are the favorites to repeat as sectional champs as well.