WEST AURORA - RESCHEDULED FROM 4/5
Non conference whitewash
The Warriors stepped out of conference to make up a past rainout with neighbor West Aurora and won 7-0. Huey Nguyen and Andrew Bridgeman won their matches at 2 and 3 singles respectively. "Huey is playing very well right now and was losing 3-0 before winning 12 out of the next 15 games. He is using his shots and mind very well and executing which shows up in the win column. Last year I feel he just hit and lost confidence with a few losses. also, a year of maturity reall shows." All doubles were victorious and sophomore Tejas Satpalkar continued his aggressive play at #2 doubles. "I have seen this young man since grade school and it is fun to see his growth." Neel Kamatgi and Faaris Afridi paired together to win 0 and 0 showing concentration and a dominate finish to their match. "We have been lacking in how to finish and these boys continued to play hard all night. Thank you." Seniors Ryan Huff and Shivansh Ahuja stayed undefeated as they won a 4 and 2 match. "There presence on the team last year has made them more aggressive and confident." The strange match of the evening was at number 1 singles where Anthony Nguyen was the last match on and played a tough first set winning 6-3 with one service break. Going up 1-0 in the second I felt Anthony lost his concentration and soon it was 5-1 and he was fighting to get his movement back. Serving at 5-3 I felt if he could hold the pressure went back to his opponent. Anthony could not hold his serve and he lost the second set 6-3. Starting out the third set Anthony served a fantastic first game and his opponent knew he was in trouble. At 0-30 in the second game I counted maybe two points that West Aurora won until the score was 5-0 (40-0). Anthony battled for that last game and there were numerous dueces until the opponent double faulted on match point. It was a real good match but Anthony needs to stay focused throughout. Congrats. The youthful Warrriors are now 2-1 after their tough start at Lake Park.