ELIZABETH A visit to Providence dropped just one set while rolling to a 5-0 win over South Central in the boys’ tennis action on Monday afternoon.
Michael Hamm led the way for the Pioneers and won 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on number 1 basehits. Alex Kemp triumphed 6-2, 6-1 on number 2 singles while Alex Barnett Craig Simpson survived 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 at number 3.
In doubles, Landon Kruer and Jake Rodski won 6-3, 6-1 at number 1, while Jacob Kaiser and Jacob Harbeson were victorious 6-3, 7-5 at number 2.
We weren’t at our best, but we got it done everywhere, said Providence coach Scott Gurgol. We talked today about how to win games without your best tennis because you won’t always have your A game. We talked about reducing your risk, getting your opponent to beat you, and when to shoot. Kemp and No. 1 doubles were strong again today. Hamm, Barnett and No. 2 doubles showed flashes of good tennis, but also some bad tennis. I challenged everyone to get better tomorrow.
The Pioneers (7-4) visit Charlestown on Tuesday.
SERVICE 5, SOUTH CENTRAL 0
Singles:Michael Hamm d. Frank Goodman 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Alex Kemp d. Ty Jones 6-2, 6-1; Alex Barnett d. Craig Simpson 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Double:Landon Kruer-Jake Rodski d. Dawson OConnor-Evan Shoe 6-3, 6-1; Jacob Kaiser-Jacob Harbeson d. Collin Cunningham-Ethan Herden 6-3, 7-5.
PIRATES SWEEP IN GENERAL
CLARKSVILLE Charlestown defeated host Clarksville 5-0 in a Mid-Southern Conference game Monday.
The most competitive match came in at No. 1 singles, where Michael Gillooly survived Ethan Neal 6-4, 6-4. Also for the Pirates, Alex Wright and Jackson Snelling won at Nos. 2 and 3 singles.
In doubles, Brandon Broady and Dawson Boyd won 6-1, 6-0 at number 1, while Clayton Rothbauer and Nate Smith won at number 2 by default.
I thought Ethan Neal played tough in his new role as our # 1 singles (player), he’s always in, said Clarksville coach Stephen Welcher. Saul Tatum also played a nice match in his first start with number 3 singles. Our doubles team wasn’t very competitive today, but I’m looking to see if they can come back in tomorrow’s game.
The generals visit Salem on Tuesday.
CHARLESTOWN 5, CLARKSVILLE 0
Singles:Michael Gillooly d. Ethan Neal 6-4, 6-4; Alex Wright d. Terry Morgan 6-1, 6-3; Jackson Snelling d. Saul Tatum 6-3, 6-3.
Double:Brandon Broady-Dawson Boyd d. Aidan Craig-Jaylen Reyer 6-1, 6-0; Clayton Rothbauer-Nate Smith won by default.
REBELS EDGE HORNETS
HENRYVILLE Southwestern host Henryville 3-2 Monday afternoon.
The Hornets swept the doubles games after losing all three singles, two in three sets.
Sam Guernsey and Carson Conrey won 7-5, 6-0 at No. 1, while Taylor Guthrie and Corey Vanover were victorious 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2.
Our doubles played a pretty good No. 1 doubles tonight with a straight-set win and No. 2 doubles with a three-set battle to take out a very solid Southwestern team, said Henryville coach Seth Caudill. We had to steal a spot with singles, but were a little short.
SOUTHWESTERN 3, HENRYVILLE 2
Singles:Jordan DeAtley (SW) d. Zerach Coats 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Carter Harmon (SW) d. Eli Kleinert 6-0, 4-6, 6-0; Landon DeAtley (SW) d. Brayden Dobbs 6-2, 6-1.
Double:Sam Guernsey-Carson Conrey (H) o. Tyler Simpson-Tanner Jacobs 7-5, 6-0; Taylor Guthrie-Corey Vanover (H) o. Derrick Osborn-Mason Lichlyter 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
PLATE BEATS BROWNSTOWN
BROWNSTOWN Visiting Borden defeated Brownstown Central 4-1 Monday afternoon.
For the Braves (9-2), Mason Carter won 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 on No. 1 singles while AJ Agnew triumphed 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3. In doubles, Ryan Adams and CJ Colley won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1, while Zane Stotts and Kasym Nash were victorious 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.
PLATES 4, BROWNSTOWN
Singles:Mason Carter (B) d. Ethan Isaacs 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5; Ethan Davis (BC) d. Kaden Holmes 4-6, 6-4, 6-0; AJ Agnew (B) d. Connor Gwin 6-1, 6-0.
Double:Ryan Adams-CJ Colley (B) o. Reece Carlin-Griffin Stidam 6-0, 6-2; Zane Stotts-Kasym Nash (B) d. Cole Shasteer and Grant Elliot 6-1, 6-1.