Skyhawks show no love for Falcons
Story and Photos byMike Maddock
Playing in the number one spot for the Falcons, Barnes defeated Ishan Dasgupta 6-0, 6-0. Later, Barnes partnered with James Fant to win his doubles match against Hammond's Andy Greenberg and Palmer Keenan 8-6.
But those wins were it for the Falcons.
Coach Nancy Farish's Skyhawks dominated the rest of the contest winning each of the remaining matches in straight sets.
Andy Greenberg and Palmer Keenan surrendered only a game each in their singles matches. Austin Kocher defeated Falcon Ie-Rae Park 6-2, 6-1 and Skyhawk Bryce James defeated Joshua Jang 6-3, 6-3. In perhaps the most competitive match of the day, Hammond's Henry McMaster beat Hunter Matthews 6-4, 6-3.
The doubles contests proved to be the most entertaining matches of the day. Hammond's Grayson Hart and Riggs Brown defeated Ie-Rae Park and Charlie Scruggs 9-7. Ben Lippen's Hunter Matthews and Joshua Jang lost a tight battle to Steven Chen and Charlie Cavanaugh 8-6.
The Falcons' record drops to 1-2. They will travel to Cardinal Newman and Thomas Sumter next. The Skyhawks improve to 1-0. Two of the Skyhawks matches have been delayed due to rain. The Skyhawks are off until March 28 when they travel to arch rival Heathwood Hall.
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Caleb Barnes (BL) def. Ishan Dasgupta (Ham) 6-0, 6-0
Austin Kocher (Ham) def. Ie-Rae Park (BL) 6-2, 6-1
Palmer Keenan (Ham) def. Charlie Scruggs (BL) 6-0, 6-1
Henry McMaster (Ham) def. Hunter Matthews (BL) 6-4, 6-3
Bryce James (Ham) def. Joshua Jang (BL) 6-3, 6-3
Barnes/Fant (BL) def. Greenburg/Keenan (Ham) 8-6
Steven Chen/Charlie Cavenaugh (Ham) def. Matthews/Jang 8-6