Friday, October 31, 2014

OHS tennis faces top foes

By The Herald Staff | 4/2/2014

The Ottawa High School tennis players had to endure playing good foes Tuesday in the Emporia Invitational.

“It was a tough meet,” Ottawa coach Eric Sparks said. “All our players drew the worst [scenario] right off the bat. They played their best. We have to learn how to close out matches.”

The Ottawa High School tennis players had to endure playing good foes Tuesday in the Emporia Invitational.

“It was a tough meet,” Ottawa coach Eric Sparks said. “All our players drew the worst [scenario] right off the bat. They played their best. We have to learn how to close out matches.”

Jonathan Kuczmarski went 1-2 in No. 1 singles.         Sparks said the senior needs to be more aggressive and take over matches.

Chris Espinosa was 0-3 in No. 2 singles in his first varsity competition. Spencer Morgan was 0-3 in No. 3 singles.

Vince Sylvester and Kley Bolivar took fifth in No. 1 doubles with a 2-1 record.

Sparks said the duo played consistent all day.

Alex Reed and Luke Rea went 1-2 in No. 2 doubles.

“They were playing so much better at the end,” Sparks said.

Max Mayo and Keaton Baker was 0-3 in No. 3 singles.

The Cyclones play April 10 at the Parsons Invitational.

Ottawa results

No. 1 singles — Kuczmarski: lost 8-0 to Hayden; lost 8-2 to Andover Central; won 8-2 over BVSW.

No. 2 singles — Espinosa: lost 8-0 to BVNW; lost 8-2 to BVSW; lost 8-2 to Hayden.

No. 3 singles — Spencer Morgan lost BVNW; lost to BVSW; lost to Emporia.

No. 1 doubles — Sylvester-Bolivar: lost 8-7 (7-6) to Hayden; def. Lawrence, 8-4; def. BVSW, 8-3.

No. 2 doubles — Reed-Rea: lost 8-2 to BVNW; lost 8-6 to Lawrence; def. Hayden, 8-2.

No. 3 doubles — Mayo-Baker: lost to BVNW, BVSW, Hayden.

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