Bath: Hyde Varsity Tennis vs. Kents Hill

Hyde School                       3

Kents Hill School               2

                Hyde School traveled to Kents Hill for a match on Saturday.  The match was moved inside due foul weather.  As a consequence, all the matches were played as 8 game pro sets. 

First Singles (loss)

                Jon Lee                 6

                Dylan Rich           8  

Second Singles (win)

                Peter Higgins    8

                Tim Firestone    6

Third Singles(win)

               Sage Harris                          8   

               Halsey Vandenberg         1     

1st Doubles(loss)

                Jacob Leighton, Jun ho Ra            3

                Sam Hall, Brendan Keating          8

2nd Doubles(win)

                Brian Liu, Zach Leighninger         8

                Youjia Tian, Robert Paton            5            

Highlights;

                Jon Lee and his opponent were on serve for the first 4 games and the score at that point was 2-2.  Jon won the next 2 games to go up in the set.  However, the Kents Hill player countered by taking the next 2 games to tie it up.  They broke each other’s serves in the next 2 games to tie it 5-5.  Jon’s opponent won critical points at crucial times in the remaining games to take the match 8-6.  Peter Higgins got up early on his opponent and lead 4-2 after the first 6 games.  The Kents Hill player won 3 of the next 4 games to tie it at 5 games all.  The Kents Hill player held serve and went ahead in the next game.  However, Peter won the last 3 games to take the match 8-6.  Sage Harris continued her winning ways easily beating her opponent 8 games to 1.  Jacob Leighton and Jun ho Ra struggled with consistency during their match.  They made some great shots and also missed a lot of easy ones.  Consequently, they fell to their opponents 3-8.  The team score was tied 2-2 when Brian Liu and Zack Leighninger took to the court.   The Hyde lads broke their opponent’s serve to win the first game of the set.  They also won the next game to take a 2-0 lead.   Kents Hill countered by winning the next 4 games to go ahead 4 games to 2.  Both teams broke the others serve in the next two games to give Kents Hill a 5-3 lead.  However, Zack and Brian thundered back and won the next 5 consecutive games to take the match and consequently earned the point needed to clench the victory for the team.  A job well done under great pressure.