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Raiders wallop Spartans, 5-0

The Middletown boys’ tennis team shut out Harrisburg Academy 5-0 in a match on Wednesday, April 2 in Middletown.

tinyericpic4 9 14 Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Eric Belles bears down on the ball during his 6-1, 6-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy’s Michael Wang.

The win improved the Blue Raiders’ record to 5-1.


Middletown currently is in second place in the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division with a 4-1 record, a game and a half behind division-leading Camp Hill (6-0).


Against Harrisburg Academy, the Raiders won all but one set in its convincing victory.


Middletown’s No. 1 singles player, Harry Kapenstein, defeated C.J. Porterfield, 6-0, 6-0, while No. 2 singles player, Eric Belles, defeated the Spartans’ Michael Wang, 6-1, 6-0.


The Raiders’ No. 3 singles player, D.J. Brinton, defeated Jeremy Duarte 6-0, 6-0.


In doubles, the Middletown No. 1 team of Alex Mosher and Travis Patry defeated the Spartans’ David May and Austin Dean, 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 2 doubles team of Garrett Deyle and Ivan Hernandez defeated the Spartans’ Lee Mowery and Benny Lu, 6-0, 6-0.