It came down to the wire on Friday afternoon, with the Saxons narrowly winning over the Olympians in Boy’s Tennis. After the match score wound up tied at 4-4, the decision came down to sets won: 10-9 for the Saxons.
Strong performances from the Saxon singles players was key, with Pranav Ramesh, Chris Bedard, and Rees Jones each winning in straight sets. The Oly’s Judd Blair took the #1 singles win over Tommy Anderson.
In doubles, the Olys took three of the four matches, but the Saxons stretched several of them to a deciding third set, which was key to the team win. Nguyen/Otto and Molyneux/Heringer both lost very close contests, while Davison/Byler won theirs. Otto/Nishimura succumbed to a very strong Oly’s #1 team of Whitson/Martinez.
It’s the first win the Saxons have had over the usually dominant Olympians in more than six years. Congratulations in a hard-fought victory!