Wabash Tennis Invite
Wabash hosted three schools Saturday at Honeywell Courts for the annual Wabash Tennis Invitational.
Joining Wabash for the event was Bethany Christian, Taylor, and South Adams. Wabash finished the day 2-1 and grabbed second place behind overall tournament champion Bethany Christian. The day was filled with good tennis and sportsmanship from all teams. Congrats to Bethany Christian on the championship and to a much improved and focused Wabash team for being runner up this year.
Individual Stats on the Day.
Nicholas Ewing played at 1 singles going 1-2 on the tournament. Nicholas played well at the highly competitive 1 singles position, ultimately finding his groove in the third match taking a two set (6-2,6-1) win against Taylor.
Alex Dinkins went 2-1 on the day playing both at 2 singles, and then 1 doubles. At 2 singles, Dinkins cruised to a first match win with a straight set score of 6-3, 6-1. Moving to 1 dubs in round two playing alonside Cooper Long, the duo ran into a buzzsaw of a team from Bethany Christian losing 6-0, 6-2. In his third match of the day, again playing at 1 dubs but this time with Troy Guenin-Hodson After a bit of slow start as they learned to play alongside each other, the duo won the match over Taylor 6-7, 6-2 (10-4).
Eli Mattern also went 2-1 for the tournament. Beginning his day at the 3 singles spot, Mattern won easily in the first round matchup with South Adams with a score of 6-2, 6-0. Moving to 2 singles in the second round, Mattern lost a tough match to Bethany Christian 2-6, 1-6. Again at 2 singles for match 3 of the day, Mattern cruised to victory over Douglas from Taylor 6-1, 6-1.
Cooper Long also split duties on the day, playing at both 1 doubles and 3 singles. Playing in match 1 alongside Guenin-Hodson, the 1 dubs team pulled off a win over South Adams 6-2, 6-3. In round two paired up with Dinkins against a good Bethany Christian team, Wabash came out on the losing end 0-6, 2-6. Playing at 3 singles for his final match, Long went the distance and ending up winning in a 10 point tiebreaker (tournament rules as opposed to a 3rd set) 6-2, 3-6, 10-3.
Troy Guenin-Hodson also spit duties during the day. Playing match 1 with Long at 1 doubles, winning over South Adams 6-2, 6-3. Playing at 3 singles against Bethany Christian, Guenin-Hodson played an inspired match. McHugh, of Bethany Christian, needed a third set tiebreaker score of 11-9 to seal the match. Moving back to 1 double, Guenin-Hodson paired with Dinkins this time won another exciting match by taking the third set supertiebreak. Guenin-Hodson was 2-1 on the day.
Playing at 2 dubs for the day, Dominic Baker went 2-1. Winning his first two matches paired with Ashton Coffman (2-0 on the day). Controlling the first match, Coffman and Baker won comfortably over South Adams 6-2, 6-2. In the second round, Baker and Coffman were the lone winners for Wabash against a strong Bethany Christian team winning 6-2, 6-1. In Baker’s last match of the day he was paired with Derek Reed (0-1 on the day). Tied a set apiece, Taylor was able to win the tiebreaker to beat Reed and Baker 2-6, 6-3, 4-10.
Wabash finishes the season with a 9-13 record, playing some good tennis heading into this week’s sectional matchup that will be played at Peru.