Murray and Olympus coaches commented on the elevated, gritty tennis from the Spartan team in their regular season opener. Despite a number of rallies and competitive games, the powerhouse play of the 2018 region champs proved too much. Olympus shut out Murray in both varsity and JV matches.
On a next-day turnaround, Murray traveled to West for another dual match. Varsity singles led Murray to its first team win in region play. Aidan Cheney (1st singles), Erik Marchant (2nd singles), and Brad Baker (3rd singles) each claimed straight sets: 6-4, 6-2; 6-3, 6-4; and 6-1, 6-1 respectively. Varsity doubles went the distance as Cade Harris/Colton Rogers (1st doubles) and Owen Cramer/Alex Smith (2nd doubles) traded points with West opponents during drawn-out third sets. Murray eventually came up short by final scores of 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 and 6-2, 2-6, 5-7 respectively. In JV action, Murray won four of five matches.