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Lewis Mills Boys Tennis Set Up For Run At BL Title

POSTED May 05, 2013
BY John Nestor
Twitter: @nestorjdn

By Coach Patrick Linton

Lewis Mills 4, Wamogo 1

The Lewis Mills boys tennis played well on yet another beautiful spring day, winning 4-1 over Wamogo to improve to 11-1 on the season. The Spartans swept the three singles matches and recorded a win at second doubles. The one loss was in a very close and competitive match at first doubles, in which both teams played fantastic tennis.

Individual Results

#1 Singles: Trevor Robinson (Mills) defeated Zach Shemms (Wamogo): 6-0, 6-0

The last time Zach and Trevor played, the first set was very close.  In this match Zach seemed to struggle to find his consistency, which may have been due to Trevor's kick serve and topspin ground strokes.  Trevor was in control of this match from the start.

#2 Singles: Holden Robinson (Mills) defeated Mark Davis (Wamogo): 6-1, 6-2

Holden played very smart and consistent today, his usual game.  I enjoyed how he and Mark seemed to chat in between games and showed the meaning of true competitive sportsmanship.

#3 Singles: Bill Bentley (Mills) defeated Bill Grambo (Wamogo): 6-1, 6-2

This game was a bit closer than the score suggests with numerous games going to multiple deuces making for some interesting pressure situations for both players.  Even though Bill  may not have had the best service game today, he was able to win due his strong returns.

#1 Doubles: Jake Perfetto and Sinclair Bush (Mills) lost to Eric Davis and Erik LeCuyer (Wamogo): 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 3-10

This was by far the closest and most entertaining of the five matches to watch, due to great competitive play by both teams.  Jake and Sinclair continue to develop as a team are in all the matches they have played.  Sinclair and Jake just need to figure out how to finish close matches.

#2 Doubles: Jeff Molgano and Eric Jameson (Mills) defeated Sam Jepson and Steven Woodruff (Wamogo): 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-2

Jeff and Eric really clicked today and earned the win.  Both players served very well, which helped them to control the pace and outcome of the match.

This puts us at 11-1 for the season. Starting next Monday we enter the toughest part of our schedule playing all teams well above .500 and contenders in both the Berkshire League and NVL.  Up first is a redemption match against Northwestern on Monday. The Highlanders handed us our first loss in almost last week.  We have to play smart, determined, and competitive tennis over the next week, and I know the team is ready to rise to the challenges of these upcoming matches.  Let's go Mills!

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