They say it is good luck when the stars are aligned, but no one ever mentions the sun and the moon, but that is exactly what was occurring on Monday as the Manchester Squires defeated the Churubusco Eagles 5-0 to start the season 3-0.
“It has been a very interesting day as the normal routine was thrown off by the historical events of the afternoon, but I was happy to see our guys get past the eclipse and the heat to survive a tough match tonight,” said Head Coach Eric Screeton. The matches started going the Squire way earlier tonight as the Singles players got the ball rolling. #1 Luke Donathan and #2 Spence Trick won in straight sets, while #3 Quinn Martin received a forfeit victory due to the Eagles roster size. “Spence and Luke came out ready to play today and set the tone for the team. Luke Donathan has really played some strong tennis out of the gate, and we will need his leadership throughout the season,” added Screeton. Doubles actions took a little longer into the evening, but saw the teams of Parker Wagoner/Logan Parrett and Kyle Shepherd/Kam Lester come out on top and close out the match. “The Doubles teams are starting to bond and that is important as we head into our tough stretch of matches. This has been a great start to the season, but now comes the big boys of our schedule,” concluded Screeton.