Paris tennis wins out over Casey
Fresh off a close loss to Newton on Monday, Paris tennis defeated Casey-Westfield at home Tuesday afternoon by the score of 8-1. Paris Head Coach Stefan Aydt mentioned, “This was our second meeting with Casey, but our lineup was moved around slightly, so there were no rematches. We came out fairly strong in singles, as no one dropped more than two games in their first set.”
Jacob Randolph and Ethan Graham both dropped their opponents 6-1, 6-3 at first and third singles. Max Holloway won handily 6-0, 6-1 at second singles, while Nathan Minnis won out 6-1, 6-0 and the fourth spot. Caleb Lawson won in a 6-1 sweep and Noah Holzer completed the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
With the wins in singles, Paris was able to give their top three some much deserved rest in doubles, which put the usual third doubles tandem of Holzer and Lawson in the first spot against Casey’s Cochonour/Huisinga. The first set went Casey’s way although there were several close games, but Holzer and Lawson really stepped it up in the second set allowing them to win 6-2. The third set tiebreak was back and forth, but they had a few shots that would’ve been winners that just missed, giving Casey a 10-8 win.
At number two, Tanner Clark saw his first varsity action since returning from an ankle injury. He and Minnis teamed up to earn Tanner’s first career varsity win, 6-4, 6-3. Sean Blair and Bryce Gladding paired up to earn a 6-4, 6-2 win using some nice angles on groundstrokes to move their opponents out of position and take control of points.
With the win, the Tigers move to 11-8 (5-3 LIC) on the season. The next event is the LIC tournament this Saturday at Flora.