“Truman bounced back from a rough night Wednesday,” Cass coach Brian Thomas said. “He played solid tennis. Berlet is now 2-0 at the No. 3 singles with another solid performance. Lowe moving down to team up with Prado at No. 1 doubles picked up their second win in as many nights. Going into the season, the guys were worried that we only had nine boys on the team, which is a drop from 20 from last year. They were wondering if the could match the record from last year, and I think we can. We have smaller numbers, but we have boys that can strike the ball.”
No. 1 singles player Judson Quinn scored a 6-0, 6-0 win for Western (1-2). The No. 2 doubles tandem of Luke Florek and Kaleb Howard added a 6-0, 6-0 victory for the Panthers.
“The difference I thought was overall consistency,” Western coach Andrew Miller said. “They got off to a quick start and we dug ourselves early holes in the first set. We fought back, but gave ourselves too big of a hole, and they were more consistent in those spots.”
PERU 4, TAYLOR 1
Taylor fell to 1-1 on the year in its MIC opener at Taylor
Jack Lipchik was a 6-1, 6-3 winner at No. 1 singles for the Titans.
“Jack played really well,” Taylor coach Dave Wise said. “He’s really hitting the ball well, and played a good match. We lost a three-set match at No. 3 singles, and had a couple 6-4, 6-3 losses in sets. They were just a little better than we were [Thursday] night.”
EASTERN 11, PERU 0
The Comets (4-0 overall) opened MIC play with a thrashing of the Bengal Tigers, led by four goals from Savannah Rees.
Elena White and Sam Ward both added two goals to the victory cause. Marissa Evenson and Mikaela Malott both added a goal and two assists, while Rebecca Mundell added a goal and an assist.