Spartan Tennis picked up another region win in a home match versus East. Erik Marchant (2nd singles), Brad Baker (3rd singles), and Owen Cramer/Alex Smith (2nd doubles) closed in straight sets: 6-2, 6-2; 7-6, 6-0; and 6-2, 6-0 respectively. Aidan Cheney (1st singles) and Cade Harris/Colton Rogers (1st doubles) rallied during longer, tougher matches but were ultimately outscored 7-5, 3-6, 0-6 and 4-6, 6-7 respectively. Like varsity, the JV team collected three wins in their five matches.
On Senior Day, Murray hosted another skilled region opponent in Highland. Spartan Tennis came up short in each of their varsity matches, but celebrated a large group of fourteen graduating seniors!
Varsity – Brad Baker, Cade Harris, Colton Rogers, Alex Smith
Junior Varsity – Jared Farr, Noah Kern, Ryan Ma, Mariner Merrill, August Thompson, Jaxon Wilde
Developmental – Jake Brown, Ethan Larson, Hunter Riches, Wade Walton
Against Hillcrest, Erik Marchant (2nd singles) and Cade Harris/Colton Rogers (1st doubles) played steady with winning scores of 6-2, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-4 respectively. Isaac Hunter/Alex Smith (2nd doubles) were Murray’s best chance for a third and deciding win. After going up 6-4 in the first set, the duo was edged 5-7 in their second set. Hillcrest carried the momentum into the final set, handing Murray a narrow team loss. Murray JV played well, winning four of six matches.
The tennis season has flown by with the Region Tournament approaching on May 7-8 at MHS. Come support Murray on their home courts and enjoy some amazing tennis. Varsity matches start at 2:00 pm on both days. JV matches start at 8:00 am on Wednesday.
As the season nears its end, we also want to give a shout out to Cade Harris and Colton Rogers for earning Academic All-State honors and Ryan Ma as a Renaissance MVP Student. Congrats boys!