Singles lift Raiders

From Herald Staff Reports

Monday provided warmup for Southridge and Forest Park’s boys tennis teams prior to their clash against each other this afternoon, and the rivals emerged with mixed results.

While Southridge decked South Spencer by dropping just six games in three singles matches en route to a 4-1 victory, Forest Park dropped a 3-2 verdict to Tecumseh in Ferdinand as the Braves swept all three singles matches. In Huntingburg, Tyler Gray (6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles) and Corbin Neu (6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles) both authored comfortable victories, as did Mitch Steinkamp, who sailed 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles

At No. 1 doubles, brothers Chad and Cam O’Bryan survived a first-set tiebreak before pulling away 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 for the Raiders (3-4, 2-1 Pocket Athletic Conference).

For Forest Park, Matt Miller and Matthew Nonte trucked through a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of the No. 2 doubles match, and Bryan Hurst and Andy Schlachter were 6-1, 6-2 winners at No. 1 doubles for the Rangers (2-5, 1-3).

In other boys tennis:
Lions 4, Patriots 1: Loogootee bested Heritage Hills (4-3) in straight sets at four positions, though Patriot No. 2 singles player Tyler Waggoner helped salvage a highlight from the road trip by upending Tylan Norris 6-2, 6-1.

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