Mills gets by Wamogo in boys tennis, 3-2.....By Spartans coach Patrick Linton.
#1 Singles: Trevor Robinson (Mills) defeated Zach Shemms (Wamogo): 7-5, 6-1
Comments: The first set was really close with both players hitting some great shots and serves. I was impressed with Zach's development from last year and he had a solid forehand return. Zach seemed to lose a bit of energy on the second set and Trevor capitalized to win the match. Trevor was not entirely happy with how he played today, but in tennis players have to dig in, make adjustments and keep playing, which is exactly what Trevor did.
#2 Singles: Holden Robinson (Mills) defeated Mark Davis (Wamogo): 6-2, 6-0
Comments: Holden and Mark were fun to watch since the two are incredibly quick and athletic. There were numerous long rallies between the two. Holden lost the first two games and then won the next 12. Great match between two boys who know how to run and hustle on the court.
#3 Singles: Bill Bentley (Mills) defeated Bill Grambo (Wamogo): 6-1, 6-1
Comments: Bill played very smart consistent tennis, and just overpowered his opponent. Bill served very well and moved his shot selection around the court. I was pleased at Bill's performance today and hope he continues to play at this level for the matches to come.
#1 Doubles: Jeff Molgano and Sinclair Bush (Mills) lost to Eric Davis and Erik LeCuyer (Wamogo): 4-6, 3-6
Comments: Jeff and Sinclair played moved better as a team at the net and were more aggressive, unfortunately they made too many unforced errors. Eric and Erik played consistent, kept the ball in play, and put away shots at the net, which led to their win. Jeff and Sinclair need to continue to grow and learn how to play as a team through communication, movement, and consistency. Once this happens the percentage of unforced errors will decrease and more points, games, and even matches will be earned & won.
#2 Doubles: Jake Perfetto and Eric Jameson (Mills) lost to Sam Jepson and Steven Woodruff (Wamogo): 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 2-10
Comments: This was, in my opinion, the match to watch with great rallies, hustle and effort by both teams. There were numerous times when there were shots I thought were winners, but ended up being chased down by either team and kept in play. I was impressed by both teams ability to stay in the point, and I continue to see strong developments in Jake's and Eric's strokes and net play.
This puts us at 4-0 for the season. Next up is a match against Northwestern team, away, on Friday, 4/12. Northwestern will be another team that will challenge our team, particularly our doubles line-up.