The Mustangs headed down south to St. Louis for 6 matches this week which resulted in 4 wins and 2 losses. The Mustangs started their trip Tuesday with a 15-0 finish against Washington HS in Peoria on the way down to Edwardsville. In a match representing many players' first varsity match experience, all 13 Mustangs came ready to play beating a scrappy Washington HS team in both singles and doubles. Next, the Mustangs faced game opponents, Chaminade Prep School, on Thursday in a close battle. The Mustangs ousted the Red Devils 3-2. Key performers were senior superstar Lawrence Hiquiana and doubles teams, Matt Garcia (So) and Nolan Orth (Jr) and Tanuj Singh (Fr) and Jon Maghirang (Jr) who came up with the 3 Mustang victories. Mitch Ludewig (So) played some of his best tennis to date, losing a close decision to Chaminade's 3rd singles player. The Mustangs finished their Spring Break with the Edwardsville Team Tournament where they were in the top flight of the top 16 teams. The Mustangs split the matches over the course of the 2 days winning 2 matches and losing 2 very tight matches. Top performer on the weekend was JJ Urgello holding down the 2nd singles position where he finished with 4 wins and 0 losses on the weekend. Hiquiana held down the top spot representing our school at the highest level with 3 routine victories and a heartbreaking tiebreaker loss to Belleville East's Max Skaer (So) who was a 17-32 seed in the state tournament last year. The young Mustangs were pushed, but responded outworking and outlasting bigger and more experienced teams to earn 4 victories on the week. The Mustangs play next on Wednesday 4/5 in the crosstown classic against the Downers Grove North Trojans. Come out and support your Mustangs! As usual, it was a great week to be a Mustang!