GREENVILLE – The Greenville boys tennis team improved to 13-4 on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory against Brookville.
“We played alright,” Greenville coach Dennis Kiser said. “We’ve been playing well of late. Brookville, they played hard, I thought. It was a good win.”
In first singles Greenville’s Noah Haupt beat Jeremy Penick 6-1, 6-0, improving to 12-6 on the season.
In the second singles match the Green Wave’s Craig Manges beat Jagan Wilkerson 6-0, 6-4 and improved to 16-3 on the year.
In third singles Greenville’s Bryan Day won by default, improving to 1-0 in singles play.
In the first doubles match the Green Wave’s Austin Grote and Branson Leigeber lost 6-1, 6-4 to Justin Ayres and Brycen Williamson in the Greenville’s duo’s first match together.
In second doubles the Wave’s Aaron Lobenstein and Josh Galloway beat Tanner Marburger and Ben Lawson 6-0, 6-1 to improve to 7-5 as a pair.
Greenville improved to 13-4 overall while Brookville fell to 7-7. The Green Wave are 7-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with their lone conference loss coming to GWOC North leader Troy.
“Actually a little better than what I thought,” Kiser said of how his team has played this season. “I knew we’d be decent, but they’ve really come up, all of them from first singles down to second doubles. Even a week, two weeks ago, is so much better right now. I’m really happy with them.”
Greenville has matches against Piqua, Eaton and Sidney to conclude the regular season. The Wave then will compete in the GWOC tournament on May 4 before starting Ohio High School Athletic Conference tournament action.
“After (GWOC) then we’ll switch things around, switch the lineup around and let Noah and Craig play some doubles for the sectional tournament,” Kiser said. “They’re kind of looking forward to that I know.”
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