Doubles wins not enough for HNHS netboys in loss to Manchester

Two doubles wins weren't enough for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it got swept in singles play by host Manchester to fall 2-3 on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, over Morgan Metzger and Matthew Pegg at first doubles. Senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May dropped their first set at second doubles against Noah Cain and Dalton Day, but rebounded in their next two sets to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Senior Tommy Bolinger was blanked at first singles by Connor Eichenauer, 0-6, 0-6; senior Wyatt Nave fell 6-7, 0-6 to Max Karg at second singles; and senior Cameron Buzzard was defeated by Brayton Spann at third singles, 4-6, 2-6.

The Vikings drop to 2-7.

The Huntington North junior varsity won 5-2 to run its record to 5-3.

Wins came from Hunter Phillips and Cameron Stuttle in singles play and the duos of Nathan Lundy/Tristan Thieken, Matt York/Brent Krieger and Dane Eherenman/Mo Phillips in doubles action.

Hunter Phillips topped Linus Kratz 4-1, 4-2 and Stuttle torched Michael Wilmert 4-0, 4-0.

Lundy and Thieken played in the most competitive match of the day, outlasting Branden Scott and Kratz, 3-4, 4-3, 10-8; York and Krieger took a 4-0, 4-1 decision from Alex Day and Wilmert; and Mo Phillips and Eherenman triumphed in their match to round out the Vikings' wins.