Wildcats win last home tennis match, 6-2 vs. Sparta

The Wayland High School varsity tennis team won its last home match of the season over non-conference rival Sparta Tuesday night.

First singles saw the return of Christian Sieffert for his last home match as a Wildcat.

“Christian had to shake off some rust, and found a good rhythm in the first set, but ultimately fell in the second set with a final score of 5-7, 0-6,” said coach Ben Adams.

Second singles also saw the return of Jackson Chesley after an illness. Jackson was able to take down his opponent 6-3, 6-1 in a well played match.  Andrew Murphy played an evenly skilled opponent at third singles and took the match 7-5, 7-6, one of the shortest matches of his career at 1 1/2 hours.  Nolan Ritz escaped playing at fourth singles when Sparta had to forfeit the flight.

In doubles, Elijah Kincaid and Brady Atwell were successful at first doubles in Brady Atwell’s last home match as a Wildcat.

“Elijah and Brady played well in the first set, then had to fight off the Spartans in the second set, taking the match 6-3, 7-6,” Adams said.

The freshman duo of Cam Seiffert and Theo Oddy took the Spartans’ second doubles duo handily, 6-3, 6-1.  The newly formed team of Carson Beck and Austin Graham proved successful at third doubles, winning 6-1, 6-0.  At fourth doubles, the new team of Chase Robinson and Andrew Hinds found tough competitors and lost 2-6, 1-6.

As the season winds down, the Wildcats travel to the Division 3 Regional at the Gainey Athletic Complex (South Christian High School) on Wednesday for a challenging day of tennis to round out the season.

Wayland finished the regular season with a dual match record of 4-3-3.

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