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Blue Raiders boys tennis team gets off to 0-2 start

Posted 3/29/17

Despite the less-than-hospitable weather, the Middletown Blue Raiders boys tennis team has managed to squeeze in two matches, losing both last week.

Against Trinity on Thursday, March 23 in a home …

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Blue Raiders boys tennis team gets off to 0-2 start

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Despite the less-than-hospitable weather, the Middletown Blue Raiders boys tennis team has managed to squeeze in two matches, losing both last week.

Against Trinity on Thursday, March 23 in a home match, the Blue Raiders fell 3-2, although they won both doubles matches in exciting fashion.

In No. 1 singles, Sean Palmer of Trinity beat Tommy Lee of Middletown, 6-0, 6-0.

In No. 2, Mason Wagner of trinity beat Jarod Frekot, 6-0, 6-0.

In No. 3 singles, Ben Deleo beat Connor Gambini, 6-3, 6-2.

Middletown fared much better in doubles, although both matches were very close.

“We don’t have a lot of experience in our singles, but our doubles are definitely our strength this year,” coach Lynn Miller said.

Blake Gill and Steven Mosher beat Kenneth Kannampully and Michael Brown, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6).

Jacob Idowu and A.J. Fischer beat Kyle Carson and Nikolas Higgins, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2).

The squad traveled to East Pennsboro on Tuesday, March 21, and struggled against the Panthers, failing to win any matches.

In singles, Logan Grouse of East Pennsboro beat Jacob Spear, 6-1, 6-0. Nemanja Jovic of East Pennsboro beat Lee, 6-0, 6-0. Nate Stahlman of East Pennsboro beat Frekot, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Evan Haas and Jake Henry beat Gill and Gambini, 6-1, 6-1.

Tristan Mial and Jacob Doll beat Mosher and Idowu, 6-4, 7-6.

“Our outlook — to improve every match,” Miller said.