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Bobcats fall to Bridgman netters

Published 8:24am Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dowagiac Daily News

NILES – The season opening schedule has not been very kind to the Brandywine tennis team.

The Bobcats opened the year against cross-town rival Niles and then competed in a very tough Buck Classic I on Saturday.

Tuesday afternoon Brandywine opened up Lakeland Conference action against the Bridgman Bees, a team many feel will be in contention for the league championship in 2009.

The visiting Bees scored a 7-1 win at Plym Park, but Bobcat coach David Sidenbender wasn’t disappointed with his team’s performance.

One of the bright spots on the day was the play of No. 4 singles player Buck Bourdan, who defeated Logan Pitts 6-4 and 6-4.

He also noted that the team’s inexperience “will hurt early on, but I believe that we will overcome that and by the end of the season we will be a very solid team.”


1.  David Hauck (BR) d. Dan Blank 6-0, 6-0; 2. Charlie Pawlik (BR) d. Jake Fiero 6-2, 6-3; 3. Ben Stenzel (BR) d. Tyler Hartman 6-1, 6-1; 4. Buck Bourdan (BW) d. Logan Pitts 6-4, 6-4

1. Josiah Badger/Joe Koehler (BR) d. Cody Udell/Tyler Weeks 6-4, 6-2; 2. Aaron Klug/Matt England (BR) d. Jeremy Zimmerman/Josh Boger 6-1, 6-3; 3. Adam Klug/Sammi Higgin (BR) d. Brad Millin/Colten Ditto 6-1, 6-1; 4. Zach Bauer/Chad Starbuck (BR) d. Austin Searles/Jordan Moore 6-0, 6-1

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