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Wildcats come up with 3rd 4-4 dual match deadlock

The Wayland boys’ varsity tennis team came up with its third 4-4 tie in O-K Gold competition this season Wednesday night at Cedar Springs.

Wayland already this season has tied South Christian and Kenowa Hills.

The Red Hawks started with an adjusted lineup as quarantine claimed their first singles player, therefore all of the singles flights moved up one spot and fourth singles defaulted in Wayland’s favor.

At the first singles flight, Christian Sieffert took on a talented player in his first match back from injury on Saturday.  The first set was a good battle, but the match ended 6-3, 6-0 in favor of Cedar Springs.

At second singles, Jackson Chesley played against the mirror image of his own game, facing an opponent who got back all of his shots wherever he hit them.  They battled evenly through two sets, 6-4, 2-6.  But it was the Red Hawks who came through in the third set, 6-0.

At that point, the score was 3-1 in favor of Cedar Springs.

In the doubles flights, the first doubles team of Brady Atwell and Elijah Kincaid could not harmonize and lost 6-4, 6-1.  With that match, the score was 4-1 against Wayland.

“Luckily, the second through fourth doubles teams prevailed in their matches! ” commented coach Ben Adams.

The second doubles team of Mark Musgrave and Austin Graham found their game in the middle of the first set and rebounded from a 2-5 deficit to come back and take the first set 7-5, winning five straight games. The second set was better for Wayland, which took the set and match with a second set score of 6-2. (4-2, Cedar Springs).

In third doubles, the freshman sensations continued as Cam Sieffert and Theo Oddy took their match convincingly, 6-2, 6-1.  (4-3, Cedar Springs).

The fourth doubles tandem of Garrett Spoor and Carson Beck also came through in good shape, 6-2, 6-0 (4-4 tie).

Grand Rapids Catholic Central is up next for the Wildcats.

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