The Maryville High School Boys Tennis Team was back in action on Thursday afternoon to wrap up a three match road swing. Maryville would travel to Heritage for a District 4LS duel match. After dropping two matches in a row, Maryville looked to get back on track.
Singles play started the day. Heritage would get on the scoreboard first as Morgan Chipperfield would get an 8-4 win over Maryville’s Nathan Dockery from Court 2. Maryville would fight back to even things up a 1-1 as Andre Miller would get an 8-1 win over Joseph Wheeler. Heritage would get the next point from Court 1 as Damian Sanchez would get an 8-3 victory over Maryville’s Matthew Gideon to make it 2-1 Heritage. But here come the Rebels right back. Maryville’s Eli Paszek would earn a come from behind 8-6 win over Heritage’s Ethan Hathcock at Court 3 to even the score at 2 all. Maryville Sophomore Jude Ellison would put the Rebels ahead as he needed a tie breaker over Ty Eisenhower to win 9-8 (5) at Court 5. Maryville leads 3-2. But the Mountaineers would take the next point to tie things up once again. Heritage’s Carson Eisenhower would earn the victory at Court 6 with an 8-4 win over Luke Keller. At the conclusion of singles play, the duel match score would be tied 3-3 going into doubles.
As doubles play commenced, the magic number for either team was 2 courts to win the duel match. Maryville would take the lead as Court 2 would go their way. Maryville’s Nathan Dockery and Eli Paszek would come from behind to get an 8-4 win over Chipperfield and Brandon Ward. Maryville leads 4-3 with two courts remaining. Heritage would fight back as they would secure the win at Court 1 as Damian Sanchez and Ty Eisenhower would defeat Maryville’s Gideon and Keller 8-3. The duel match score would be tied at 4 all with Court 3 still remaining. Maryville would snag the remaining point as Andre Miller and Jude Ellison would outlast Heritage’s Anthony Wheeler and Carson Eisenhower by a score of 8-5. Maryville wins the duel match 5-4.
The win improves the Rebels to 6-7 overall and 3-5 in District 4LS. Up next for Maryville is the final match of the season as they take on Knox West. Match time is set for 4:30pm at the Maryville High School Tennis Complex.
Boys Tennis Box Score:
Damian Sanchez (H) def Matthew Gideon (M) 8-3
Morgan Chipperfield (H) def Nathan Dockery (M) 8-4
Eli Paszek (M) def Ethan Hathcock (H) 8-6
Andre Miller (M) def Joseph Wheeler (H) 8-1
Jude Ellison (M) def Ty Eisenhower (H) 9-8 (5)
Carson Eisenhower (H) def Luke Keller (M) 8-4
Sanchez / T. Eisenhower (H) def Gideon / Keller (M) 8-3
Dockery / Paszek (M) def Chipperfield / Brandon Ward (H) 8-4
Miller / Ellison (M) def C. Eisenhower / Anthony Wheeler (H) 8-5
Order of Finish:
Singles: 2, 4, 1, 3, 5, 6 Doubles: 2, 1, 3*
* Clinched Match
Maryville (6-7, 3-5) def Heritage (5-7, 2-7) 5-4