Boys Spartan Tennis, Boys Varsity Tennis · Tight Matches vs. Rowland Hall, Riverton

Pitted against 2018 3A champs, Rowland Hall, and 6A Riverton, the latest matches for Murray Tennis were settled by hotly contested tiebreakers.

Erik Marchant (2nd singles) and Cade Harris/Colton Rogers (1st doubles) beat their Rowland Hall opponents in straight sets with scores of 7-5, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively.  Isaac Hunter/Jack Lancaster (2nd doubles) nearly pulled out the third and deciding win for the Spartan varsity team.  After splitting sets at 6-4 and 2-6, they were edged out in a tiebreaker set at 8-10.  Meanwhile the JV team won five of six matches, flirting with a sweep.

It was even closer in the varsity match-up against Riverton.  Aidan Cheney (1st singles) dropped his sets to a 1st singles state quarterfinalist while Brad Baker (3rd singles) and Cade Harris/Colton Rogers (1st doubles) gained steam during their matches.  Baker and Harris/Rogers notched two wins for the varsity team with scores of 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and 7-5, 6-2 respectively.  Needing one more match for a team win, both Erik Marchant (2nd singles) and Owen Cramer/Andy Mam (2nd doubles) battled in tiebreaker sets.  Cramer/Mam came up short in two tough sets at 6-7 (6-8), 5-7.  Marchant found himself in an epic 3-hour match filled with long rallies and hard-fought points.  With both squads lining the court during the third set, he lost a heartbreaker at 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-7 (1-7).  In JV action, both doubles teams from Murray prevailed.

Murray wraps up a grueling stretch of tennis after squaring off against eleven schools over six days.  The team has been well-tested with two weeks of preseason still remaining.