Our Varsity Boys team represented us well against Mt. Paran (MP) yesterday in our Region tournament at Rome Tennis Center!
All 5 lines took to the courts at 9:00am. There was excellent play and desire to win! Logan, John, Coby & Tyler took off quickly either commanding the lead or going game for game with MP. At 3 Singles, Cooper struggled to gain momentum, but never gave up…he was in every point but fell to his opponent.
Gary and Zach, at 2 Doubles, also fought to gain traction, but the Paran pairing didn't give up an inch, so now MP is up by 2.
About that time Logan, at 1 Singles, had been enjoying a strong and domineering lead and finished off his challenger 6 – 2/6 – 3 for our first win of the morning! Logan played with focus and intensity! Great job, Logan!
Then, Coby and Tyler, our daring 1 Doubles duo, finished off their adversary 6-3/6-1. They always look relaxed and in control and know how to read the situation and adjust their play accordingly!
So, after an hour of play, John at 2 Singles, was the last man standing! The rivals were matching each other game for game! All eyes and cheers were on court #7. Each man would dig deep and take the lead from the other. The first set fell in favor of MP 4-6. The second set was as exciting as the first with long rallies, amazing hustle and seemingly impossible shots! Unfortunately, MP prevailed and won the second set 3 – 6.
The result: Mt. Paran Boys defeat our KRCS Tigers 2 -3 in the first round of Region play.
Overall, a great season! Thank you, gentlemen, for your sportsmanship, integrity and dedication to our team! Let's get stronger and come back harder next season!