Despite fighting long and hard all afternoon in a rematch of Tuesday’s contest, Deerfield fell again 4-3 to Loomis on a beautiful day in Windsor, CT.
Doubles was so tight on all three and once again the Big Green came out victorious with securing the doubles point. In all six dual matches this year Deerfield has always won the doubles point! After winning at #1 8-6, Loomis tied things up with a tough 9-7 win at #2; it all came down to #3 Max Peh and Yongjin Park, who bested their opponents 9-7 to give Deerfield the first point of the match.
Knowing singles would be extremely tough, the team came out ready to fight in singles. Though the first to fall was #3 Peh, he forced his opponent to raise his level of play. #2 Jimmy Ueland then gave Deerfield a 2-1 lead beating his opponent in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Yongjin Park played solid tennis at #6 and his big forehand gave the Green a 3-1 lead with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
With just one more match needed to give Deerfield the win, courts #1, #4, and #5 were all incredibly close. #1 Sarachek and #5 Salz were both into their third set super tiebreakers when #4 Noah Depp fell 7-6(7-5), 6-2 to his opponent; within minutes of each other, both Sarachek and Salz lost their superbreakers 10-8. Though the end result didn’t go our way, the team competed so hard and brought out the best in each other.
With only one more week left to go, Deerfield will take on Taft on Wednesday, 5/19 and Suffield on Saturday, 5/22. Both matches being played at home.
#1. Sarachek/Ueland (DA) def. Woody/Anderson 8-6
#2. Cao/Howley def. N. Depp/O. Depp (DA) 9-7
#3. Peh/Park (DA) def. Struthers/Tan 9-7
#1. Woody def. Sarachek (DA) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
#2. Ueland (DA) def. Anderson 6-2, 6-4
#3. Cao def. Peh (DA) 6-4, 6-1
#4. Howley def. N. Depp (DA) 7-6(5), 6-2
#5. Katz def. Salz (DA) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
#6. Park (DA) def. Tan 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish (doubles): 1,2,3 Order of finish (singles): 3,2,6,1,5,6