WAVERLY – The Dukes of boys tennis soaked up Thursday’s wilting heat at the Waverly triangular.
Coach Dan Malleck’s charges manhandled Gretna, 4-1, but had a tougher go against the Vikings while winning 3-2.
Logan Cobb, playing No. 1 singles for York, beat Gretna Dragon Jake Becker 8-0. At second singles it was Ben Rhodes of Gretna winning 8-6 from Duke Hayden Sandall.
York swept three doubles matches starting with Keagan Crawford and Jonathan Postier over Dragons Josh Kostal and David Gatlin at first doubles, 8-2. Trent Koehler and Tyler Dewey earned a ‘W’ for York at second doubles over Kyle Henry and Ryan Anderson, 8-2. At third doubles Reece Gebers and Alex Hotovy won 8-5 over Gretna’s Pat Bates and Dan Zeleny.
On the varsity side against host Waverly it was Sandall winning at second singles over Seth Howe, 8-3. Cobb dropped his first singles match to Zach Tabor, 8-9 (3-7).
At first doubles, Dukes Crawford and Postier fell 8-9 (5-7) to Tyson Mooers and Jack Kasra of the Vikes.
York won out from there, however, when Koehler and Dewey prevailed 8-5 over Mitch Eastep and Josh Doppler at second doubles with Gebers and Hotovy taking the measure of Dillon Mueller and Bryce Johnson at No. 3 doubles in a 9-8 (7-5) screamer.
“It was good to get a match under our belt and come away with a couple of wins,” said Malleck. This is an entirely new team with only two returning varsity players … and they’re both playing singles instead of doubles this year. We still saw plenty of things to work on and now we continue the process of trying to get better each day.”
York’s JV beat its Waverly counterparts 3-2 behind a singles victory from Jared DeMers (6-0) and doubles wins from Jared Fletcher and Jared Onnen (6-0) and Zach Kisby and Dylan Odom (6-2).
Allen Ye and Brett Onnen fell in doubles to Waverly as did David Jinright and Ty Miller.
The JVs fell to Gretna 3-2.
DeMers won again at singles (6-2) and the first doubles tandem of Fletcher and Jared Onnen were victorious, 6-3.
Kisby and Odom, Ye and Brett Onnen, Jinright and Miller all fell to the Dragons.