Plymouth tennis matches up with ranked teams
LAFAYETTE – Plymouth’s tennis team was challenged with a day taking on some of the best teams in the district in tennis.
At the Lafayette Booster Club Tourney saturday the Pilgrims finished with 21 points in fourth place behind state-ranked #11 Lafayette Harrison (who won all five positions) and district-ranked teams Culver and Peru.
After losing their first two matches, both one singles Drew Harrell and two singles Bennett Christy won their final matches of the day to finish the day 1-2 and in seventh place.
Harrell used a second-set tiebreaker to beat Lafayette Jeff in straight sets, while Bennett played the longest super-tiebreaker of the day, and battled back from a 9-6 deficit (first to 10, win by 2) to finally win over Crawfordsville 16-14.
Three singles Carter Snyder had the highest Pilgrim finish of the day. Carter won his first two matches over Logansport and Crawfordsville in straight sets, before running into a buzzsaw in the finals, losing to Lafayette Harrison.
One doubles Matt Manzuk-Easton Strain overcame a slow start in the first round, after a 4-1 first set deficit winning 7-5, 6-0 over Crawfordsville. They played a competitive 6-4 second set against Lafayette Harrison in that loss. Then finished the day with a solid straight-set win over Logansport to finish in third place and end the day 2-1.
Two doubles Liam Fort-Logan Sniadecki won two super-tiebreakers on the day. In the first round, they lost the first set to Lafayette Jeff, but came back to win two tiebreakers, one in the second set 7-5 and then the super-tiebreaker 11-9.
In the second round, they lost two competitive 6-3 sets to Lafayette Harrison. Then in the final round against Logansport, they once again lost the first set, but won the second set and then the super-tiebreaker 10-4 to finish the day 2-1 and in third place as well.
*Lafayette Jeff Booster Club Tournament
At Lafayette Jeff and McCutcheon
Lafayette Harrison 60
Culver Academy 33
Lafayette Jeff 10
First Round: Culver Academy beat Drew Harrell (Plymouth) 6-0, 6-2
Backdraw: Peru beat Drew Harrell (Plymouth) 6-2, 6-2
7th Place Match: Drew Harrell (Plymouth) beat Lafayette Jeff 6-0, 7-6(5)
First Round: Peru beat Bennett Christy (Plymouth) 4-6, 7-5, (10-4)
Backdraw: Logansport beat Bennett Christy (Plymouth) 6-0, 7-5
7th Place Match: Bennett Christy (Plymouth) beat Crawfordsville 4-6, 6-4, (16-14)
First Round: Carter Snyder (Plymouth) beat Logansport 7-5, 6-1
Semi-Finals: Carter Snyder (Plymouth) beat Crawfordsville 6-0, 6-2
Championship: Lafayette Harrison beat Carter Snyder (Plymouth) 6-0, 6-0
First Round: Matt Manzuk-Easton Strain (Plymouth) beat Crawfordsville 7-5, 6-0
Semi-Finals: Lafayette Harrison beat Matt Manzuk-Easton Strain (Plymouth) 6-0, 6-4
3rd Place Match: Matt Manzuk-Easton Strain (Plymouth) beat Logansport 6-3, 6-1
First Round: Liam Fort-Logan Sniadecki (Plymouth) beat Lafayette Jeff 5-7, 7-6(5), (11-9)
Semi-Finals: Lafayette Harrison beat Liam Fort-Logan Sniadecki (Plymouth) 6-3, 6-3
3rd Place Match: Liam Fort-Logan Sniadecki (Plymouth) beat Logansport 4-6, 6-2, (10-4).