GREENVILLE – The Greenville boys tennis team swept Stebbins 5-0 on Tuesday in its Greater Western Ohio Conference season opener.
With the win Greenville improved to 2-0 on the season having defeated Wapakoneta 4-1 on Monday.
“I think we’re getting there,” Greenville boys tennis coach Dennis Kiser said. “I think we’ve still got a ways to go, but it’s coming around. With the second doubles still looking at people, we’ve got a lot of even kids so I want to give everybody a shot. Bryan Day was tonight. Last night was Josh Galloway. Tomorrow is Zach Miller. So we’re kind of experimenting with that.”
Greenville’s second doubles team of Aaron Lobenstein and Day beat Stebbins’ Bryson Owens and Milan Mijetowiven 6-0, 6-0. The Green Wave’s first doubles team of Austin Grote and Josh Smith beat Tyler Harris and Jalen Willis 6-0, 6-0.
In first singles Greenville’s Noah Haupt beat Connor Schock 6-1, 6-1. In the second singles match the Green Wave’s Craig Manges beat Riley Timbrook 6-1, 6-1. In third singles the Wave’s Branson Leigeber beat Kyle Kletschka 6-0, 6-0.
This season the Green Wave will look to their seniors – Grote, Haupt, Manges and Smith – as they hope to contend in the GWOC.
“It’s really hard telling,” Kiser said of Greenville’s season outlook. “I think our side of the GWOC is kind of down, but I’ve got four seniors that have played and have lettered so hopefully they’ll lead us and we’ll have a decent year.”
Greenville will return to action on Wednesday at Tecumseh.
“We’ll be tested tomorrow,” Kiser said. “Tecumseh’s got a really nice team. We’ll see what we’re made of tomorrow. It will be a little better judge.”
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