Boys Tennis Match Summaries
Boys tennis goes toe to toe with Hauser -- September 26th
Boys Tennis, on Tuesday competed against Hauser. The Hauser Jets tennis team was a tough play full of rivalry matches. With the team fighting in each set and point they took a hard fought loss. Jonas Akers says, “It was a tough loss for us but we look to come out fighting again Roncalli."
---written by Garrin Hartson
Saints Tennis rebounds against Arsenal Tech -- September 25th
On Monday afternoon, the Saints tennis team hosted Arsenal Tech and won, posting a perfect 5-0 score. Quality wins were earned across the board, with Ted Deitz, Nik Jeffries and Matt Alter notching flawless victories at 6-0,6-0 each. Riley Settlemyre was the only Saint last night to clash with two Titans and earn wins each time. He won straight sets against Arsenal's #1 JV and #2 JV players last night 6-0, 6-0. After the match, the Saints honored their three seniors - Carson, Ian and Ted for their contributions to the team during their high school careers. Together, those three helped lead the Saints to a record of 7-6, their winningest season in the last 6 years. Fans have one more chance to catch the Saints at home as they compete in their final regular season match against the Hauser Jets tonight at 5 pm.
Saints Tennis Falls 5-0 to Heritage Christian -- September 21st
Thursday night, the Saints fell at home against Heritage Christian High School.
After coming off a close loss on Monday night, the Saints came out to play Heritage for the first home match in a week. Thursday night was a hot one, where the boys played a quick 0-5 match against Heritage Christian. The Eagles brought a very experienced team and just came to fight more than the Saints. Despite the hard loss, the Saints look to practice hard on Friday and get a (senior night) win on Monday against Arsenal Technical High School.
---written by Jonas Akers
Saints Tennis Falls Hard to Warren Warriors -- September 7th
Despite aggressive play, the Saints lost to Warren Central 0-5 last night.
The Saints lost a hard fought match to the Warren Warriors on Thursday night. The Saints came into this match trying to extend a streak to three wins, but they just couldn't capitalize at the moments that mattered most. The Saints started their match at a disadvantage, having to forfeit the #2 singles match, due to unforeseen circumstances. Despite the setback, the Saints came to play hard.
When the #1 singles, #3 singles, and #2 doubles matches finished, the boys rallied around the #1 doubles appearance of Matthew Alter and Nik Jeffries. Team Mick lost the first set, and won the second. The Warriors were more victorious when it came to being not distracted by a loss of duece in the second set. The Warriors came back from a 4-6 deficit to win the ten point tiebreaker.
The loss of this match will not affect the Saints negatively. The Saints play Monday against Morristown at home, and Thursday at Edinburgh. They plan to stretch their record to 6-5 over the course of the next seven days.
----written by Jonas Akers
Saints Tennis Loses A Hard Fight Against the Speedway Spark-Plugs
Tuesday night, the Saints took on a hard Speedway tennis team, falling 2-3.
The Saints fell hard against Speedway on Tuesday night. The Saints traveled for the first time this season, and adapted well to the feeling of somewhere away from home. The boys got two wins from the #2 singles player, Hogan Scanlan, and the #2 doubles team of Ian Schwartz and Jonas Akers. With hard fights from Carson Thomas, Ted Deitz, and the #1 doubles of Nik Jeffries and Matthew Alter, the Saints fell just short.
The team will appear Wednesday evening at Roncalli, and Thursday at Waldron, looking to stretch their record to 4-3.
---written by Jonas Akers