Greenville edges Warren in tennis

Strandburg competes in Monday’s Region 1 loss to Greenville at Betts Park in Warren. Photo by Mark Evans Warren’s Adam

Warren’s boys tennis team lost a tight 3-2 Region 1 decision to Greenville on Monday at Betts Park.

“Greenville lost to Hickory last Friday, making this a must-win match for them to keep their season alive,” said Warren coach Thomas Pellegrino. “We knew they would leave it all on the court and it showed as they outmatched us on the singles courts today.”

At first singles, Warren’s Abe Wolf lost to Alex Harcourt 3-6, 6-7 (2-7).

At second singles, Warren’s Adam Strandburg lost to Isaac Hightree 0-6, 2-6.

At third singles, Warren’s Carson Moore lost to Finn Butcher 5-7, 2-6.

“We had our opportunities in these matches and even had some set points, but unfortunately we couldn’t seem to close anything out or get any momentum,” said Pellegrino. “The highlight of the day was from the performance of both Warren doubles teams.”

At first doubles, Jack Lynds and Lucas Thrift defeated Zach Morgan and Noah Christner 6-2, 6-0.

At second doubles, Brody Alexander and Ben Scott defeated Dallin Richins and Sam Campman 6-2, 6-4.

“Both pairs came out firing today and took control of their matches early with some great serving and big-time net play,” said Pellegrino.

This loss now puts Warren in a tough spot, but not completely out of first place. Hickory currently sits in first place in the region standings at 6-0, but still has to play Warren on Thursday at Betts Park.

“If we manage to beat them, then the region will end in a three-way tie between Warren, Greenville and Hickory,” said Pellegrino.

Warren is 6-2 overall and 5-1 in region play, and returns to Betts Park today to host McDowell.


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