Phoenix Tennis Wins 5-0 vs Fryeburg

Hyde School          5

Fryeburg Academy  0

Fryeburg Academy traveled to Bath to play the first match of the season for both teams in the Joseph Gauld Athletic Center.

First Singles (win)

                Connor Gray          6              6

                Harry Yan               1              1

 

Second Singles (win)

                Michael Siben        6              6

Kevin Kim               1              0

 

Third Singles (win)

                John Westmoreland   6             6

                Alex Liu                      0             1

 

First Doubles (win)

                Mark Chen & Lucas McCabe      7 (5)         7

                Harry Yan & Kevin Kim                6              5 (tie-breaker)

 

Second Doubles (win)

                Tony Fu & Duncan O’Rourke      6             6

                Jake Zhu & Jason Huang             0             2

 

Highlights;

Connor Gray ’17 started the season off strong with a win. His opponent showed flashes of brilliance, but Connor was able to outlast him with his steady game. Playing at #2, Michael Siben ’17 cruised to an easy victory, demonstrating patience and excellent sportsmanship. John Westmoreland ’17 played relaxed tennis throughout his victory at #3.

Fryeburg’s #1 doubles team consisted of their #1 and #2 singles players — a strong team! Mark Chen ’18 was called on at the last minute to fill in for the injured Lucas McCabe ’18‘s scheduled partner, Henry Tao ’18. To his credit, Mark stepped up big with some very effective slice serves, and adroit pick-ups of his opponents’ penetrating shots. Down 5-2 in the tie-breaker, Mark and Lucas were able to rally to a 7-5 victory! With a long drive ahead for Fryeburg, the coaches agreed to play another tie-breaker in lieu of a full second set. Mark and Lucas came out strong, taking a commanding lead before fending off a valiant comeback by Fryeburg, to win 7-5 again. At #2 doubles, Tony Fu ’19 and veteran Duncan O’Rourke ’16 served and poached their way to a friendly, but lopsided victory. Happily, both teams improved significantly over the course of the match.

This was an excellent start to the season for the boys. They showed competitive spirit and superb sportsmanship, earning a well-deserved compliment from the Fryeburg coach. We will yield the gym to the Girls’ Lacrosse team this afternoon and rest up for another match tomorrow, April 8th versus Berwick Academy at home.

Coach Weymar