Cass’ new No. 1 singles player Brennen Garland had to battle Twin Lakes’ Spencer Andrews in order to give the Kings a 3-2 win in boys tennis action Wednesday.
Garland, who is playing at the No. 1 singles position for the first time this year, had to go three sets in winning 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
“We’ve had some lineup changes through the last two days of challenge matches,” Cass coach Brian Thomas said. “Garland started out the season 4-0 at No. 2 singles. He earned the No. 1 spot in [Wednesday’s] match, and didn’t disappoint us with a thrilling, come-from-behind victory. After dropping the first set, he battled back to a third set, then came back from a 4-2 deficit to win the final set and give the team the win.”
The Kings’ No. 3 singles player, Brad Berlet, won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, and the No. 1 doubles team of Nolan Lowe and Manny Prado also won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
“I can’t say enough about sophomore Lowe and his team-first attitude,” Thomas added. “He ended last season at No. 1 singles, and started out decent this year. Lowe has gotten into a slump here lately, dropping down to the No. 4 spot. He took his challenge match loss on the chin, kept his chin up, and went and did the job his team needed him to do at the No. 1 doubles with senior Prado.
“Freshman Berlet earned a varsity singles position through challenge matches this week, and came through for his team with a win at No. 3 singles. Berlet strikes the ball well for a young player, and I look forward to seeing him continue to play solid for the rest of the season.”
Logansport 5, Carroll 0
The Berries only had one game scored against them in their nearly shutting out of the Cougars.
Logansport’s No. 1 singles player Bryan Zehner, No. 3 singles player Angelo Scagnoli, No. 1 doubles team of Kaleb Overway and Matt Jennings and the No. 2 doubles team of Jared Cole and Cass McClure each won in a shutout 6-0, 6-0. The Berries’ No. 2 singles player Nathaniel King was tops with a 6-1, 6-0 score.
“Good night for Scagnoli playing for the first time at No. 3 singles,” Logansport coach Mike Montgomery said.
Pioneer 207, Knox 212
Mati DeWitt fired a 46 in leading Pioneer (4-1) to victory on Pond View Golf Course’s back nine.
Mikayla Greiner was next with a 50, followed by Nichole Schroder (54) and April Wheeldon (57).
“It seems like we haven’t played the back nine very much,” Pioneer coach Dale Samuels said. “We had to play the back nine [Wednesday]. I thought the girls did pretty well for not being out there for a while. We have a ways to go, but we are getting there.”