Lewis Mills Boys Tennis starts strong....
Lewis Mills 5. Gilbert 0
From Coach Patrick Linton
It was a good start to the season for the Mills Boys tennis team, earning a victory, 5-0. 4 out of the 5 matches were won in straight sets, while at #2 doubles the match was decided by an exciting and decisive 10 pt. tiebreak. Even though the weather and wind was "blustery and cold", the Mills team came out strong and is ready to compete this season.
#1 Singles: Trevor Robinson (Mills) defeated Ian Ellsworth (Gilbert): 6-0, 6-2
Comments: Trevor won his match with by overpowering his opponent with strong forehand/backhand shots and a solid kick serve. Although it was not his most consistent match, he still showed he is one of the top players in the league.
#2 Singles: Holden Robinson (Mills) defeated Luke Snyder (Gilbert): 6-0, 6-0
Comments: Holden played consistent, but lacked a bit of aggressiveness that I have seen in his game of late. Although, Holden did adapt his game to the weather and his opponent, which cutback on unforced errors.
#3 Singles: Bill Bentley (Mills) defeated Kannon Cole (Gilbert): 6-1, 6-1
Comments: Bill served very well in this match, which clearly overpowered his opponent and set the tone for his straight set win.
#1 Doubles: Sinclair Bush and Jeff Molgano (Mills) defeated Shae Coy and Austin Stoeke (Gilbert): 6-1, 6-2
Comments: The two doubles captains did a great job of working as a team by communicating and working the net. Sinclair worked on his shot placement, while Jeff was effective at the net. These two have come a long way since playing together in the first match together last year.
#2 Doubles: Justin Markert and Jake Perfetto (Mills) defeated Nick Lulinski and Tyler Zani (Gilbert): 3-6, 6-1, 10-5
Comments: This was both Justin's and Jake's debut for the Mills team and it showed in the first set. Both played tentative and had numerous errors. In the second and third set the players I have seen in practice came out and were smarter, more consistent, and aggressive, which ultimately led to a comeback and a victory. Congrats on your first Varsity win Justin and Jake.
This puts us at 1-0 for the season. Next up is a match against Litchfield, home, on Friday, 4/5.
Nice Job on the win Mills, you deserved every bit of it!