Boys tennis defeats St. Anthony

The Paris boys tennis team moved to 4-2 on the year with a 7-0 sweep of Effingham St. Anthony in Paris on Tuesday.

“It was another cold night, but the results of the matches were much better for us this time”, noted Paris Coach Stefan Aydt. “We won 84 of the 96 games played on the night and were in control of the matches from the early going.

In first singles, Maxwell Holloway dropped the first game, before rattling off 12 games straight to take the match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. At number two, Jacob Randolph one-upped him, blanking his opponent in both sets 6-0. Nathan Minnis also won handily in the third spot, doing a good job of still hitting with some pace against a softer hitting opponent. At number four, Noah Holzer gave up a few games on some errors trying to hit aggressively, but still took a 6-2, 6-4 win. Caleb Lawson finished the round with a consistent match to win 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles was more of the same for the Tigers, as Randolph and Holzer won out 6-1, 6-2, and Holloway and Lawson picked up a 6-0 sweep. “We did a good job of hitting winners when we got the chance at the net and made very few errors to pick up a pair of big wins.”

“We’ve been talking a lot about keeping our focus strong even when we have a lead and I thought we did a great job of that tonight. The upperclassmen remember St. Anthony beating us by similar scores when they were younger, so they were happy to return that favor tonight.”

Paris play again tomorrow, this time taking on Shelbyville at home at 4:30pm.

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