The boys varsity tennis team got another win under its belt defeating The Berkshire School 5-2 in Sheffield, MA. The win puts the team at 2-1 overall on the season.
Doubles was once again strong for DA with wins at all 3 slots. The #1 team of Sarachek/Ueland took down their opponents 8-1 to remain undefeated on the season; #2 Noah and Oscar Depp had a strong 8-2 win; and Peh/Park also won 8-2 to log their second consecutive win at #3.
Down two players in singles due to injuries (#1 Sarachek and #6 Oscar Depp), the Green fought hard and won 4 out of 6 singles contests. #1 Ueland and #2 Peh cruised to easy victories while #3 Noah Depp fought hard but ultimately lost 6-2, 6-4. Making their singles debuts were #5 Yongjin Park and #6 Freddy Manning; Freddy pulled out a win 6-4, 6-3 using pace and smart court sense to defeat his opponent, while Park staged a big comeback in the second set but ended up losing in the deciding third set tiebreaker 10-6.
The most exciting match of the day came from #4 freshman Blix Salz. Salz battled a consistent and dropshot-loving opponent and, with all eyes on him in his third set superbreaker, pulled out a 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-8 victory.
The team next takes on Westminster at home on Wednesday, May 5.
Order of finish: doubles 3,2,1; singles 1,2,6,5,3,4
#1 Sarachek/Ueland (DA) def. Boyle/Villamizar 8-1
#2 N. Depp/O. Depp (DA) def. O’Keefe/Wexler 8-2
#3 Peh/Park (DA) def. Sylvester/Klem 8-2
#1 Ueland (DA) def. O’Keefe 6-0, 6-1
#2 Peh (DA) def. Pearce 6-1, 6-1
#3 Boyle def. N. Depp (DA) 6-2, 6-4
#4 Salz (DA) def. Wexler 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-8
#5 Villamizar def. Park (DA) 6-4, 1-6, 10-6
#6 Manning (DA) def. Wahl 6-4, 6-2