Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 9th--Wolverine Netters Play Well, Drop Opener

The Bridgton Academy tennis team traveled to Gould Academy to take on the Huskies on Wednesday, April 9th. Facing the preseason MAISAD favorites outside on a cold April afternoon, the team played well, but lost 4-1. Despite the score, several of the matches were quite close, and left both coaches with a sense that this year’s squad can enjoy a successful campaign. At first singles, Matt Hill played very well in a loss to last season’s MAISAD singles finalist, Dachuan Zhu, while Dave Martin, at #2 singles and playing his first team match, dropped a hard-fought two-setter to Gould’s patient Sam Allen. Filling in for traveling ruggers, Zach Johnson showed off a dogged style in a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Husky third singles player, Derek Nagy.

In doubles, first team Nick Osgood and Nick Thieme played a strong match before falling to their Gould counterparts in the third set (2-6, 6-2, 5-7). And in a high point, the second doubles team of Sam Davis and Julian McClain, in their first formal match play, handled the Gould teamof Cohan and Bai, 6-2, 7-5.

The tennis team plays next on Friday at Hyde School.

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