Summerville Green Wave 6 vs. Hanahan Hawks 0
1. Sam Dimuzio def. Zach Santarelli 6-2, 6-0
2. William Wimberly def. Daniel Bunch 6-2, 7-5
3. Rahi Gajjar def. Max Aukenthaler 6-0, 6-0
4. Sebastian Key def. Spencer Meckley 6-0, 6-0
5. Andrew Waddill def. Landon Sunger 6-2, 6-0
1-Doubles – DNP
2-Doubles – Spicer Pagan and Nick Chambers def. Tomas Palazleki 6-0, 6-3
Singles – Max Auckenthaler (HHS) def. Ben Shutt 8-6
Doubles – Nick Mikulski/Arlen Sumersett (SHS) def. Jessiel Roblero/Whit Smith 8-2
Summerville: 6-2; Next Match – Monday, 3/29 vs. Stratford (H)
Hanahan: 0-3; Next Match – Academic Magnet (Coached by Bradley Harrison)
The Hanahan Hawks visited a hungry Green Wave team tonight that was looking to get bounce back from a tough loss last night. Our match of the night goes to Rahi Gajjar. At #3 singles, Gajjar was solid. His serves were on point and his ground strokes were even better tonight. I wouldn’t have wanted to be the player on the other side of the net in this match. On his 17th birthday, Gajjar made few mistakes and came away with a 6-0, 6-0 win.
Dimuzio had some sore legs to shake out at #1 singles tonight. After loosening up, Dimuzio was unstoppable. He used different spins tonight so that Santerelli could never get into a rhythm. Like Rahi, Sam had very few unforced errors. It’s exactly what you want to see out of your #1 player.
At #2 singles, Wimberly played a good consistent oppenent in Daniel Bunch. William played a great first set, but lacked a little confidence when things didn’t go his way in the second. I was proud of him for being able to win when he felt poorly about how he was playing. Any athlete has a tough time coming out victorious when they are down. Wimberly stepped up near the end of the set and locked in his match.
Key had another stellar match at #4 singles tonight. Since returning from his broken hand, Sebastian has really been smooth. He was able to work on a few kinks in this one, but his stroke and decision making have been right on. He brings an energy onto the court that keeps fans watching.
Andrew Waddill recorded his second varsity singles win tonight. Sunger was a great player, but Waddill used the whole court tonight and made him miss. Andrew’s confidence was high tonight, and you could tell. He stayed calm and collected, even when a few points in a row didn’t go his way. Tonight this youngster showed some mental growth and maturity. This is a player to watch out for!
At #3 doubles, Spicer Pagan and Nick Chambers teamed up for the first time to record a win versus the Hawks. This is a duo that complimented each other very well. Spicer hits his spots and is able to set Nick up very well. When they have to play defense, Nick is always there to get a ball over the net that his opponents don’t expect to come back. The Hawks didn’t go away in the second set, and forced our boys to play a different game. In the end, your Wave came away with the win.
Our exhibition matches were fun to watch tonight as well. 7th grader Ben Shutt played Max Aukenthaler. The match went back and forth. I can see Ben growing in this game more and more each time he steps on the court. Just when I think that he made a bad decision, he shows me that he is ready to up his game and finishes a tough point. Sumersett and Mikulski teamed up again for the second time and looked very good. This is another duo that compliments each other very well. Nick has such a nice drive, which is perfect for doubles. Sumersett is great a getting balls back over that most opponents don’t expect.
I’m looking forward to traveling over to Collin’s Park next week to play this team again. They had some great young talent, and their whole line-up has so much potential for growth.