Mills boys tennis tops Nonnewaug, 4-1. By Spartan coach Patrick Linton
Team Result: 4-1, Win
Overall record: 3-0
#1 Singles: Trevor Robinson (Mills) defeated Ed Moore (Nonnewaug): 6-2, 6-3
Comments: Trevor played well, but felt he ended the match stronger with more consistent serves and strokes. Ed played well and was able to return and play a lot of Trevor's shot making for some good rally points.
#2 Singles: Holden Robinson (Mills) defeated Baron Strasburger (Nonnewaug): 6-0, 6-1
Comments: Holden was more aggressive in in his shot selection particularly with his backhand. I was proud of Holden, when an onlooker commented Holden's talent and sportsmanship on the court.
#3 Singles: Bill Bentley (Mills) defeated Sam Kaelin (Nonnewaug): 3-6, 6-2, 10-7
Comments: Bill, the player who loves the third set 10 pt. tiebreaker, won in a very close match. Bill played very aggressively, maybe too aggressive at times, but ultimately won the match. his opponent, Baron, played smart, consistent, and kept his unforced errors to a minimum.
#1 Doubles: Sinclair Bush and Jeff Molgano (Mills) lost to Pepper Dominello and Jakob Field (Nonnewaug): 1-6, 6-7 (4-7)
Comments: Sinclair and Jeff, played tentative the 1st set and were not following through on their shots and taking the net as a team. In the second set Sinclair and Jeff played better as a team, had more energy, and were close to sending the match to a decisive 3rd set. Even though 1st doubles loss, they had to dig in, and fight even after not playing well to start and losing the 1st set. The two showed a strong mental game and I know they look forward to a rematch.
#2 Doubles: Jake Perfetto and Eric Jameson (Mills) defeated Anson Morgan and Evan Tyler (Nonnewaug): 6-4, 6-1
Comments: I have been trying various line-ups at 2nd doubles to start the season. The team of Jake and Eric impressed me the most so far at 2nd doubles, since both players are quick and move really well on the court. Due to this they were able to push pace of the game and be aggressive at the net.
This puts us at 3-0 for the season. Next up is a match against Wamogo, away, on Wed. 4/10.
A good day today all around...the Sox are playing great at the start of the season, the weather was beautiful, my wife and 10 month old son came out to support us, and the team played well.