The Maryville High School Boys Tennis Team was in action on Wednesday afternoon. The Rebels would play host to District 4LS foe Farragut High School. The Rebels would enter the day on a one match win streak. Looking to find their 1st win in district play, Maryville also looked to put a win streak together. But playing the traditionally tough Farragut Admirals would prove to be difficult for Maryville to get their 1st district win of the season.
Maryville would start their day playing doubles 1st. Farragut would get the scoring started as they would take the top court as the Maryville duo of Matthew Gideon and Eli Paszek would fall 2-8. Maryville would fight back to tie things up at 1-1 as Andre Miller and Jude Ellison would take Court 3 Doubles by a score of 8-2. With the duel match momentum hanging in the balance, Court 2 would be a close battle going Farragut’s way as Maryville’s Nathan Dockery and Luke Keller would fall 5-8 to the Admiral team of Chen and Rennich. Farragut would take the lead 2-1 going into singles.
Farragut would need 3 of the 6 singles courts to take the win, while Maryville would have a tougher task of trying to win 4 of the 6 singles. Farragut would extend their lead as they would take Court 5 as Maryville’s Jude Ellison would be defeated 2-8. Maryville would show some fight on the top court as Matthew Gideon would lose a tough 5-8 match to push the lead to 4-1 and one point away from clinching the duel match. Farragut would get the clincher on Court 2 as Maryville’s Nathan Dockery lost 3-8. With the score now 5-1 Farragut, Maryville had hopes of getting more points on the board as two of the three remaining courts would be heart breakers for the Rebels. Maryville Freshman Luke Keller would see his undefeated singles streak end as he lost 6-8 at Court 6 to make the score 6-1 in favor of the Admirals. The match of the day was on Court 3 as Maryville’s Eli Paszek and Farragut’s Will Brown would need a tie breaker to settle their court. Brown would win the breaker over Paszek 7-3 to give Farragut the 9-8 win and a commanding 7-1 lead. Farragut would take Court 4 as Maryville’s Andre Miller would be defeated 8-2. Farragut routs Maryville 8-1.
The loss for the Rebels puts them at 2-3 overall and 0-2 in District 4LS. Maryville gets back at it on Thursday afternoon as they play host to William Blount in what was originally scheduled as a Friday evening match. Maryville and William Blount moved up the match due to weather that is expected to impact play on Friday. Match time on Thursday (4/4/19) afternoon is set for 4:30pm at the Maryville High Tennis Complex.
Boys Tennis Box Score:
Joey Hudson (F) def Matthew Gideon (M) 8-5
Kevin Chen (F) def Nathan Dockery (M) 8-3
Will Brown (F) def Eli Paszek (M) 9-8(3)
Max Rennich (F) def Andre Miller (M) 8-2
Ryan Miller (F) def Jude Ellison (M) 8-2
Spencer Breeding (F) def Luke Keller (M) 8-6
Hudson / Brown (F) def Gideon / Paszek (M) 8-2
Chen / Rennich (F) def Dockery / Keller (M) 8-5
Miller / Ellison (M) def Miller / Breeding (F) 8-2
Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1, 3, 2 Singles: 5, 1, 2*, 6, 3, 4
Farragut (3-1, 3-1) def Maryville (2-3, 0-2) 8-1