Logansport’s boys tennis team opened its season with a 4-1 win over Lewis Cass Wednesday at the LHS tennis courts.
The Berries swept the wins in singles play. Bryan Zehner defeated Brady Truman 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1, Cory Rozzi defeated Nick Jackson 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 and Owen Swartzell defeated Brennen Garland 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3.
Logan also got the win at No. 1 doubles, where Dustin Clements and Luke Vernon defeated Riley Johnson and Ryan Aldridge 6-3, 6-2.
“For the first night it was a good win,” Logan coach Mike Montgomery said. “Both teams probably looked like it was the first night out. There were a lot of mistakes that hopefully will get corrected as the season goes along.
“We played well in three spots. Zehner and Swartzell played extremely well. Swartzell had a slow start but won the last nine or 10 games. Clements and Vernon played well. At 2 singles Rozzi had to fight. The Jackson kid gets to a lot of stuff and makes you work. Cory made a lot of mistakes but grinded it out against him.”
Chris Laudenschlager and Jake Gremelspacher picked up the lone point of the night for Cass at No. 2 doubles in their 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) win at No. 2 doubles over Nathaniel King and Lucas Eastburn.
“Jake and Chris played a pretty solid match at 2 doubles being their first match,” Cass coach Brian Thomas said. “They finished that match strong. They came back from a 2-5 deficit in the third set to force a tie-breaker. I’m really impressed with how well they clicked this early. I was going to look at a couple different doubles combinations, but I’m definitely going to keep them together for a couple matches.
“Nick Jackson played the best match of everybody at 2 singles. He hit the ball well and was really ready to play, and I really like what I saw with that.”