Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wolverine Tennis Hanging In…

The Bridgton Academy tennis team has endured a record number of tough 3-2 losses this season. On Monday, the team dropped its third consecutive 3-2 decision to the improving Hebron Lumberjacks.

And while such close losses sting, the upside to them is the fact that the team is still fighting each day to pull out wins. Battling line-up changes daily due to illness, college visits, and other extracurriculars (rugby, Big Brothers, etc.), the team has worked to find a productive stride, and with four matches remaining, the team remains committed to putting its best foot forward.

Of note, Rob Lundberg has been a virtual lock in singles. Playing at #1 and #2, the lanky Californian has used a huge serve and a heavy forehand to win all but one of his singles matches this year. Nick Thieme has also contributed athleticism and a wide repertoire of facial expressions in wins against Hyde and Hebron. Third singles has been a tough position to fill on this team, but Nick Osgood and Dave Martin have worked hard against some solid opponents over the season.

In doubles, there has been a real revolving door, and the team has benefited from strong performances from Matt Hill, Dave Martin, Sam Davis, Julian McClain, Mike Wheeler, Kevin Van Lenten, Zach Johnson, and Alex Monetta.

The Wolverines will look to get back into the win column at North Yarmouth Academy on Wednesday, April 22nd. After that, matches against perennial rival Kents Hill and this year’s MAISAD front-runner, Gould Academy, will round out the schedule.

Nick Thieme working on his serve.
Rob Lundberg serving.
Coach Carr keeping an eye on the action.

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