Tennis Bucs get big win over Indians, 4-3


BUCKHANNON – The rain forced the Buckhannon-Upshur-Bridgeport boys tennis match back from Friday to Saturday morning, but it was worth the wait for the tennis Bucs.

The Bucs earned a hard-fought 4-3 victory of the Indians.

“Bridgeport is a conference and regional opponent, so this was a big match,” said Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Rock. “The Bridgeport coach told me that other coaches in the conference informed her they think our boys may be the best team in the conference. I challenged my team to defend that reputation. It was close, but they did a great job to pull out the win. Every match was competitive and fun to watch.”

The Bucs earned three points in singles action.

No. 2 Caden Andrick beat Paul Hong, 8-1, No. 3 Hank Phillips downed Jacob Holbert, 8-3, and No. 4 Mauricio Menendez beat Kyle Walker, 8-4.

In doubles action, Andrick and Phillips got the lone win as they beat Jensen Clayton and Josh Jackson, 8-3.

The win improved the Bucs to 7-2 on the season.

They were slated visit Philip Barbour yesterday but that match got washed out.

They will visit Bridgeport today in a return match and then travel to Wheeling Park on Wednesday.

The results:

Buckhannon-Upshur 4                                                       Bridgeport 3

Singles

No. 1 – Ty Gandy (B) def. Aden Pitts, 8-1

No. 2 – Caden Andrick (B-U) def. Paul Hong, 8-1

No. 3 – Hank Phillips (B-U) def. Jacob Holbert, 8-3

No. 4 – Mauricio Menendez (B-U) def. Kyle Walker, 8-4

Doubles

No. 1 – Gandy/Hong (B) def. Pitts/Menendez, 9-8 (7-5 tiebreaker)

No. 2 – Andrick/Phillips (B-U) def. Jensen Clayton/Josh Jackson, 8-3

No. 3 – Holbert/Gregory Noone (B) def. Garrett Materne/Bailey Cleavenger, 8-5

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