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Summerville Green Wave 6 vs. Stratford Knights 0

Singles:
1. Sam Dimuzio (SHS) def. Ben Martin 6-0, 6-0
2. William Wimberly (SHS) def. Brady Hurd 6-0, 6-1
3. Rahi Gajjar (SHS) def. Johnathan Anderson 6-1, 6-1
4. Sebastian Key (SHS) def. Chase Daugherty 6-1, 6-3
5. Andrew Wadill (SHS) def. Aiden Mayer 7-5, 6-2

Doubles:
1. DNP
2. Spicer Pagan and Nick Chambers (SHS) def. Kyle Gardier and Reed Baker 6-2, 6-1

Sum Record – 7-2; Next match @West Ashley 3/30; Coached By Jesse Gladis
Str Record – 4-3; Next Match @Wando 4/1; Coached by Daniel Ellis

Exhibition Singles:
Alex Barker (Str) def. Jackson Campeau 8-4
Nick Mikulsi vs. Colin McCombs (Did Not Finish) 4-6, 2-0

Exhibition Doubles:
Ben Shutt and Arlen Sumersett (SHS) def. Jaylin Salters and Josh Withers 8-0

What a beautiful night for tennis at Doty Park! We had a great crowd of parents from Summerville and Stratford in attendance. It was great for each of our boys to have the support out there.

I’m extremely proud of the boys tonight after this win against a great Stratford team. I saw your Wave boys play strong and aggressively in each match that was put on court tonight. I saw very little self-doubt as our boys went out and had fun. Fun and confidence always equal good results on court, and tonight was no exception.

At #1 singles, Ben Martin from Stratford played and even stronger match that his first match-up with Sam, but Dimuzio was just too strong again tonight. I saw Sam play very smart tonight, using a plethora of shots and spins. Just when Martin hit what would normally be a winner or would force an error, Sam was able to play defense, get the ball back, and quickly turn the point in his favor.

William Wimberly may have played his strongest match of the year. He seemed stress free and confident out there tonight. He is such a strong player, and when he plays like this, he is impossible to beat. To beat a consistent player like Hurd, Willy needed to play aggressively. He executed perfectly tonight. This is the type of play the Green Wave need from their #2.

Rahi Gajjar played another incredible match tonight versus Johnathan Anderson. Anderson may be one of the most consistent and powerful players on the Knights team. Gajjar hit his angles and used his serve to put his opponent on the defensive from the start of the point.

Key stayed undefeated tonight as he beat Daugherty in straight sets. Sebastian continues to impress me with his mobility and court presence. He seems to know exactly what to do with the situation he is given. We are watching this young man grow right in front of our eyes.

Andrew Waddill was another young man who impressed me with his poise and composure on court. Starting down 0-3, he fought back to win the set 7-5. Andrew listened during change-overs and kept calm in a match that could have been frustrating. Mayer is incredibly consistent and puts pressure on his opponents to make mistakes. Andrew let the points develop tonight, and stayed patient. He pulled away in the second set and got the win for your Green Wave.

At #2 doubles, Pagan and Chambers paired up for the 2nd match in a row. Gardier and Baker played some great baseline tennis and were strong at the net as well. Pagan and Chambers, again, complimented each others’ game. The boys picked each other up after mistakes, communicated well, and put points away when they had the chance. In that regard, I’ve seen a lot of improvement in all of our doubles. Pagan and Chambers both stay undefeated at doubles this season with that win.

Thanks again to all those who came out. See you tomorrow in West Ashley!
-Coach Gladis