The Logan coach said it might be time to go back to the drawing board.
“We’re trying to find the right combination,” he said. “We’re not where we were a year ago or even two years ago.
“We’re a ways away from what I think is a good tennis team.”
He said the losses to graduation showed on Saturday.
“We’re starting to see what we had at 2 singles with Cory Rozzi. He won a ton of matches over the last three years. And even last year Owen Swartzell won 13 or 14 matches at 3 singles,” Montgomery said.
The Berries aren’t out of the NCC race yet of course, but conference heavyweight Marion looms at the end of the season.
“Our conference is probably better this year. Kokomo is down but Muncie, Richmond and Huntington are all better. We’re not where we were a year ago,” Montgomery said.
The Logan coach added Richmond will replace Marion at next weekend’s Logan Invite.
The Berries next host perennial tennis power West Lafayette on Tuesday.
Cass finished 2-1 in its own invitational with Hamilton Heights taking the championship with a perfect 3-0 record. Tippecanoe Valley was third (1-2) and Eastern fourth (0-3).
The Kings missed on winning the championship by just four games, according to coach Brian Thomas.
The Kings’ Brennen Garland won the No. 2 singles with a perfect 3-0 record. Other top individuals in the invite were Hamilton Heights Zach Edwards (No. 1 singles), Aaron Smith and Lukas Sipe (No. 1 doubles) and Zach Morgan and Justin Eldin (No. 2 doubles), and Eastern’s Adam Chase (No. 3 singles).
Plymouth 8, Logan 3
Whitney Jennings had two goals and an assist to lead the Berries in their loss at Plymouth.
Amber Hart added a goal for the Berries. Mallory Rowe had a goal on a penalty kick taken away because a Logan player crossed the line into the penalty area to soon.