Wabash Tennis Falls To Logansport
Wabash Tennis hosted the Logansport Berries at Honeywell courts for the first dual match in over 5 years. Logansport brought in a team that hit consistently and played high percentage smart tennis to leave town with a 4-1 team win.
At 1 singles, Nicholoas Ewing weathered a slow start losing set 1 0-6. Picking himself up and playing smarter tennis in set two, Ewing made it close before finally losing 5-7 in set 2.
At 2 singles, Eli Mattern started strong with a break of serve, then leading 2-1 in the first set. Unforced errors combined with steady play from Penz of Logansport lead to a first set loss of 2-6 for Mattern. Set 2 mirrored set 1 with an identical set outcome of 2-6, giving Logansport a point.
3 Singles featured a very young in tennis experience Derek Reed. Reed played very hard but was outmanned by the skill and power of Smith. Smith took the match 6-0, 6-0.
1 doubles, Cooper Long and Alex Dinkins, played extremely well together. Teaming up for the 2nd time this season, the duo won in two sets 6-3, 6-4. The combination of Long’s groundstokes and placement with Dinkins’ aggressive and powerful play at the net allowed them to control the match from the first serve to the last.
2 doubles, in WHS 2 doubles style needed a super tiebreaker to decide the match. Coffman and Baker won set 1 with a solid 6-4 score. Set 2 flipped and Logansport’s kitchell and Swank won 6-4. On the the 10 point super to decide the set. Matching each other nearly point for point, Logansport was able to get 3 in a row to win by 2 points, 11-9.
In JV action, TJ Fritter, Colten Seller, Dylan Pence, and Nick Perkins all played singles. Colten Sellers played the match of the night for the JV, losing in a tightly contested and well played match 6-8.
Wabash is now 5-12 on the season.
Wabash will host Whitko on Sept. 21 at Honeywell Courts.