Wolfpack Tennis Struggles vs Sister School Hyde-ME

Hyde School (CT)       2

Hyde School (ME)      5

Hyde-CT traveled to Bath, ME last Thursday to face their sister school, Hyde-ME. Kevin Ge ’15 and Evan Abate ’14 took to the courts first, representing Hyde-CT at first and second singles, respectively. Ge took a one game lead early on in the match and kept it until giving up a game that forced the first set into a tie breaker. He won the tie breaker 7-5. It appeared as though the first singles player from Hyde-ME was a slow starter, as he defeated Ge in the next two sets 2-6, 0-6. As for second singles, Evan Abate ’14 did not have much luck against his opponent. Abate was defeated in straight sets 0-6, 0-6.

Following the completion of the first and second singles, Justin Ashkin ’14 and James Howard ’14 were given the chance to get some points for Hyde-CT. Ashkin was able to push his opponent to several deuces but was still defeated in straight sets 0-6, 0-6. In the interest of time, Howard agreed to play his opponent in an 8-game pro-set. After going down 2-5, Howard told Coach Bugoni that he was going to come back against the fourth singles rival. He fought for the lead and forced a tie-breaker. Unfortunately, he fell just short, losing 2-7 in the tie-breaker.

As for the doubles teams from Hyde-CT. Clement Hong ’16 and King Jin ’17 defeated the third doubles team from Hyde-ME 8-4. This was their first win of the season, as a team. Liam Gorey ‘15 and Haden Daras ’16 had a long-fought, 3-set match that lasted two hours. After battling in the first set and losing 5-7, Gorey and Daras jumped back onto the court to take the win. They quickly forgot about the first set by taking the alst two sets 6-2, 6-3. Lastly, Aaron Cao ’16 and Richard Tang ’15 played together for the first time at first doubles with high hopes. Although it was a well-fought match, their opponents got the best of them. They lost their match in straight sets 4-6, 3-6.

Today, Hyde-CT travels to Marianapolis still in search of their first win.