Dragon tennis too much for Harbor Creek

Warren’s Tyler Howard returns a serve during a match against Harbor Creek at Betts Park, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Dragons defeated the Huskies, 4-1.

Warren’s boys tennis team picked up its fourth straight win with a 4-1 victory over Harbor Creek at Betts Park Thursday.

“We had impressive wins bookend a total team effort,” Warren coach Travis Myler said.

Caleb Ei got things going at first singles with 6-1, 6-0 win over Jack Murphy. The Huskies’ Art Thompson won a hard-fought match, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, against Tyler Howard at second singles, but AJ Seyler got a 6-4, 6-2 win against Ethan Hillhouse at third singles to put the Dragons back in the driver’s seat.

In doubles action, Eli Korb and Thomas Lucks won 6-7 (8), 6-1, 6-3 against Scott/Heyd at first, while Wesley Kiehl and Aidan Colosimo were 6-0, 6-4 winners over Heyd/May in second.

“It was a great day for a tennis match and our boy’s hard work is paying dividends,” Warren associate coach Thomas Pellegrino said.

Warren’s Caleb Ei and Harbor Creek’s Jack Murphy shake hands following their match at Betts Park, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Ei was a 6-1, 6-0 winner to help lead the Dragons to a 4-1 win over the Huskies.

Tyler Lowe and Ben Hampson were exhibition winners.

The Dragons move to 5-2 on the year, but face a tough stretch next week when they’ll play five matches.

“The team is looking forward to a couple days of rest before we run the gauntlet again next week,” Pellegrino said.

Warren opens the week with a double header against St. Mary’s Monday.

Warren's Aidan Colosimo serves while his doubles partner Wesley Kiehl awaits the return during a match against Harbor Creek at Betts Park, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Colosimo and Kiehl were 6-0, 6-4 winners in their match as the Dragons topped the Huskies, 4-1.