Union City’s tennis team continues to be on the cusp of victory, while Randolph Southern managed to post a victory.
The Indians lost their third straight close match last week on the road at Randolph Southern. The Rebels won their first match of the season.
Union City won at the number one singles position and also at the number three singles spot.
Randolph Southern took a close match at number two singles and also at both doubles positions.
The Indians dominated in both of their wins as John Carpenter won 6-0, 6-0 over Southern’s Tyler Fink at number one singles and Cale Jefferis also won 6-0, 6-0 at number three singles.
The Rebels were victorious at number two singles where Jake Mifsud won an extremely close match against Tanner Spence in three sets. Spence won the first set 6-4. The second set went to a tiebreak with Mifsud winning 6-6 (7-3), then Mifsud won the third set, also in a tiebreak, 6-6 (7-5).
At number one doubles, Southern’s Colton Fisher and Jake Good won 6-1, 6-4 over Union City’s Brayden Hoggatt and Bryten Stewart. At number two doubles, Ethan Haines and Haga Gambrel won in three sets over the Indians’ Parker Kerns and Daniel Eley, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.
Randolph Southern’s Gage Ison and Union City’s Keith Donnell won junior varsity matches.
Union City’s next match is on Tuesday at Tri. Randolph Southern participates in the Mid-Eastern Conference meet on Saturday at Eastern Hancoc.