EHS tennis team second at NilesPublished 11:24pm Thursday, September 22, 2011
NILES — The Edwardsburg tennis team finished second at the Niles Invitational doubles tournament Saturday.
The Eddies got some good performances from their No. 1, 3 and 5 doubles flights. Each of which took second only dropping matches to host Niles.
Edwardsburg’s No. 6 doubles flight was the only team to win a match against the Vikings throughout the entire tournament.
Edwardsburg tennis team members played extremely hard and it showed.
Six of the eight matches that the Eddies lost went the distance into third set 10-point tie-breakers, one of which also included a second set tie-breaker.
The Eddies’ No. 1 team of Anthony Dopp and Trent Baker had the toughest match of the day against Niles’ Jared Langmeyer and Brad Miller.
In a third set tie-break, the Eddie pair found themselves up 9-8 serving at match point when Niles erased the deficit by winning the next three straight points and the match. It was a tough loss, but they quickly recovered, beating their next opponents in straight sets.
The Eddies played brilliant at times and caught some bad breaks at other times, but they competed well throughout the entire tournament.
Edwardsburg coach Mark Zarycki was quick to praise his teams’ gutsy performance.
“It was a long and hard fought day of tennis,” Zarycki said. “The nice thing was that it was a very competitive tournament. I thought our kids played great.”
Niles Doubles Tournament
Niles 17, Edwardsburg 10, Mishawaka 9, Coloma 0
Individual flight champions
Jared Langmeyer-Brad Miller – Niles 1st 3-0; Anthony Dopp-Trent Baker – Edwardsburg 2nd 2-1
Alec Brown-Nick Zeigert – Niles 1st 3-0; Jon Dickinson-Andrew Furlow – Mishawaka 2nd 2-1
Danny Touhey-Taylor Farmer – Niles 1st 3-0; Josh Kosinski-Andrew Reynolds – Edwardsburg 2nd 2-1
Eric Wood-Matt Miller – Niles 1st 3-0; Mitchell Montgomery-Andy Dong – Mishawaka 2nd 2-1
Gevanta Nichols-Brent McGowan – Niles 1st 3-0; Derek Scott-Doug Kessler – Edwardsburg 2nd 2-1
Connor Glick-Trevor Kizer – Niles 1st 2-1 (16); Nathan Vaughn-Jarret Demonia – Mishawaka 2nd 2-1 (20)