Charger netters end Central run
Posted: 09/06/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
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Memorial senior Spenser Gilbert makes a return in his No. 2 singles match during Wednesday’s intracity clash with Central. The Crimson Chargers ended a decade-long losing streak to the Blazers, winning 3-2 at Central. Playing the No. 2 single position for the Chargers is senior Spenser Gilbert. Crosstown rivals the Memorial Crimson Chargers and the Central Blue Blazers boys tennis teams met on the Blazer courts Wednesday afternoon September 5, 2012.(Truth Photo By Larry Tebo)
Truth Photo By Larry Tebo
On Wednesday, it was the Crimson Chargers’ turn to break an ugly streak, as Memorial’s tennis team defeated Central for the first time in a decade.
Coach Mike Harnett’s Chargers won the three singles matches on Wednesday, which was just enough to beat the Blue Blazers, 3-2.
“This was one of the goals coming into this year,” Harnett said. “The kids stayed focused and played a tough match. They really responded to the challenge and played with a purpose.”
“You really have to hand it to Memorial,” Central coach Dave Whittaker said. “The No. 1 singles match could have gone either way, but they were able to win there and get the victory.”
Memorial’s Mazin Hakim edged Nick Burton at No. 1 singles by a score of 7-6 (7-4) and 7-5.
The Chargers are now 9-3 overall, while Central falls to 5-5.