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Tennis takes on rivals


Boys tennis took their home courts in an intense battle against long-term rival Trenton.
Walking away with a tie of 4-4, the boys battled hard through the entire evening.
The boys singles side won all matches, earning 4 points for the team overall.On the other side, the doubles struggled to get their footing for the games and lost every match to their opponents. Without giving up a fight, the doubles most certainly made the Trojans work for the win.
The boys knew Trenton would present a challenge from the beginning.
One singles match went into a heated set tiebreaker match to determine who would walk away with the win.
Number 1 singles Jimmy Olbrich (12) battled for his win and was always one step ahead of his opponent taking home the win of 6-0, 6-1.
Number 2 singles Lane Weglarz (10) had great competition throughout the match. He was able to steal the win with 6-2, 6-3.
Number 4 singles Colin Robbins (12) fought the entire match for a decisive win. He battled hard in the first set, winning 6-3. When the second set came around, his opponent was aware of his tactics. Having to switch up his game play a little he came back with an overall win 7-5 taking home the win for Woodhaven.
On the doubles side, partners Murray Clark (12) and Joey Palazzolo (12) playing two doubles were able to put up a fight the entire match. Not letting it go easily the boys ended with a final score of 2-6 and 3-6.
One doubles was an aggressive force against Trenton, keeping them from sweeping the court completely. Partners Luke Ruddy (12) and Zach Owczarzak (12) took one game from their opponents with a final score of 1-6 first set, and 0-6 second set.
Three doubles held their own against their opponents and put up a real fight. With games going back and forth the whole time, partners Miles Garwych (10) and Beto Alonzo (12) turned in a great match with a final score of 3-6 and 2-6.
Four doubles battled “the toughest team we’ve ever played,” states senior David Higby (12). These partners battled, giving Trenton a run for their money. With a final score of 0-6 and 0-6, the two certainly did not hang their heads, but congratulated their opponents on their now undefeated record.
As they walked off the court with smiles on their faces, these boys showcased a true definition of sportsmanship and love for the sport.


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