Varsity Boys Tennis vs Oswego
The Varsity Boys Tennis Team lost to Oswego High School tonight. We had some close matches despite the end result of 1-6.
#1 Singles Sophomore Johnny Silva got his 2nd win in a row tonight winning 6-4, 6-4 over a Senior from Oswego. He is finding his way around the court and beginning to hit the right shots at the right time. His focus and concentration improves every match.
#2 Singles, Sophomore Jacob Kremer, first year player, son of teaching pro, Ryan Kremer, of Yorkville, lost tonight, but is improving every match with his all around game. This helps his concentration level to rise each match.
#3 Singles, Sophomore Joey Ralson, also a first year player, got a chance to play singles tonight and showed great poise and toughness throughout the match.
#1 Doubles Seniors, Issac Goodwin and Nick Keane continue to learn what it takes to play #1 doubles at varsity tennis. Keane, a 3 year player and Goodwin, a first year player are making good strides at this tough position in doubles.
#3 Doubles Junior Keith Stewart and Sophomore Cal Stillmunkes suffered their 2nd loss of the season tonight. They were right in the match during the first set, and succumbed to the hard hitting Oswego team in the second set. Knowing them, they will have a good comeback in our next match vs Joliet West.
#4 Doubles Sophomore and 1st year player, Cole Maury and Junior, 2nd year player, Peter Standaert suffered their first conference loss of the season. They competed well in both sets and will capitalize on this and get back to their winning ways tomorrow against Joliet West. Cole is the grandson of legendary coach Bob Kummar of Batavia. Grandpa is at every match cheering his grandson on.
The last match of the day was # 2 Doubles, Juniors, Chase Evans and Julian Halsey. They started off with a tough 1st set leading 5-4, but losing the next 3 games for a final first set of 5-7. Coach Yabsley called the boys over after the 1st set and we changed our approach to our opponents and noticed the change immediately. The boys won this set 6-4 and forced a 10 point super tie breaker for the 3rd set. We kept attacking and used the same strategy as the 2nd set, but fell behind 1-4. Our adrenaline kicked in as we now closed to 4-5. We got the points to 8 all and closed the match by getting the next 2 points for a 10-8 tie breaker win. The Oswego's double team was undefeated prior to tonight and puts Evans and Halsey at a tie for first place at #2 Doubles.
Next match is at home against Joliet West Thursday