Boys Varsity Tennis
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Apr 3, 2019
- SKYHAWKS: 4
MADISON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL: 1
The Fairborn Boy's tennis team was home for their third straight night, and for the third straight night they played well. Tonight though, their efforts were rewarded with a 4-1 win over Middletown Madison at the Community Park Courts.
"We needed a match like this. We were playing better and better, but not seeing positive results on the scoreboard. Tonight could have been a trap match after playing several strong teams in a row. Madison is struggling a little bit and we could have played down to their level, but instead we went out and took care of business out there on the courts. Coach Miller and I are very pleased with what we saw out there tonight."
The lone down spot for the Skyhawks was #1 singles, where Nghi Nguyen continued to struggle to find that elusive first win of the season at #1 singles. The sophomore lost to Willy Baker 4-6, 1-6.
Both Caleb Smith (#2) and Janiel Buita (#3) handled their opponents quite easily. Smith was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Trent Wood, while Buita picked up his third win of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Jayden Critchfield.
"I can't be any happier with Caleb and Janiel's recent play. They are working hard, and even in defeat they are putting up a strong fight. Tonight, they did a good job of putting away weaker opponents early and never giving them a chance. We had talked about this possibility before the match and they really took it to heart."
Getting their first win of the season at #1 doubles was the team of Silas Smith and Theo Pradelle. They defeated Price Metcalf and Olivia Kraft 6-0, 6-2.
"If anyone on the team needed a win tonight it was these two. They got off to a slow start together as a team, but they have been improving with each match. I think not getting a win had began to bother them so now they have a win and can relax a little bit and just focus on getting better."
Keeping up their strong play at #2 doubles, Sam Steck and Wylie Parker rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win to round out the scoring.
The JV split a pair of matches. Elia Carle won 6-0, but Juliana Boyd lost her match 5-6.
The win tonight raised the Skyhawks record to 2-5, with Sidney coming to town for another GWOC match on Thursday.