Tough Loss for Wolfpack Tennis vs Gould

Hyde:    1
Gould:  4

 Gould Academy traveled to Bath to play the a match with the Wolfpack on Saturday.  The contest took place outside under mostly sunny skies with breezy and cool temperatures.

1st Singles           Sachin Venkatesh           6            6              7(7-3)

Wyman Ward                    1              7(8-6)   6

2nd Singles          Rowan Schwartzwald         0           3

Yusuke Ohga                   6            6

3rd Singles          Able Kaplan                        0            0

Wesley Ward                    6            6

1st Doubles         Se Jun Kim, Henry Tao          4            6                                   

Wyatt Uppenbuerg, Josh Galluzzo                 6            7(7-1)

2nd Doubles        Oliver Weiss, Ale’ Atkins              3              2                                     

Jaxon Wroe, Harry Zhu               6              6

 This was a tough one for the Wolfpack.  Captain Sachin Venkatesh`18 was the lone win for the team.  He went up early winning the first set 6-1.  His Gould opponent came out stronger in the second set and forced a third set by winning the second in an 8-6 tiebreak.  Venkatesh`18  got down early in the third set but clawed his way back from a 2-5 deficit to force a tiebreaker at 6-6.  He won the tiebreaker 7-3, showing impressive grit and determination.  Rowan Schwartzwald`19 played a strong 2nd singles opponent and made some good adjustments in the second set, but ultimately fell 0-6, 3-6.  Able Kaplan`20 had difficulty with the windy conditions and lost 0-6,0-6.  Henry Tao`18 and Se Jun Kim`18 had a competitive match taking 4 games in the first set and forcing the tiebreaker in the second set.  Oliver Weiss`19 and Ale’ Atkins`20 played good tennis despite losing 3-6,2-6.  This match illustrated some key area we need to focus on improving before our next match on Wednesday April 28th at home with Kents Hill School.  The Wolfpack has shown it can be competitive, but will have to play better to win  matches in this league.