2006-03-17 / Sports

Skyhawks show no love for Falcons

Story and Photos by Mike Maddock

Story and Photos byMike Maddock

Hammond's Andy Greenberg goes for the overhead slam. He won his match 6-1, 6-0 over James Fant.Hammond's Andy Greenberg goes for the overhead slam. He won his match 6-1, 6-0 over James Fant. Caleb Barnes proved to be the lone bright spot for Coach Eddie Benton's Ben Lippen Falcons in their match with the Hammond Skyhawks Monday, March 13.

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.

Ben Lippen's Caleb Barnes won both his singles and doubles matches. He defeated Ishan Dasgupta 6-0, 6-0 in singles and partnered with James Fant to defeat Hammond's Andy Greenberg and Palmer Keenan 8-6 in doubles.Ben Lippen's Caleb Barnes won both his singles and doubles matches. He defeated Ishan Dasgupta 6-0, 6-0 in singles and partnered with James Fant to defeat Hammond's Andy Greenberg and Palmer Keenan 8-6 in doubles. 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.

Match Scores

Hammond 7,

Ben Lippen 2

Singles:

Caleb Barnes (BL) def. Ishan Dasgupta (Ham) 6-0, 6-0

Ben Lippen's James Fant powers a backhand down the line.Ben Lippen's James Fant powers a backhand down the line. Andy Greenburg (Ham) def. James Fant (BL) 6-1, 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

Doubles:

Barnes/Fant (BL) def. Greenburg/Keenan (Ham) 8-6

Hammond's Ishan Dasgupta hits a backhand slice.Hammond's Ishan Dasgupta hits a backhand slice. Grayson Hart/Riggs Brown (Ham) def. Park/Scruggs (BL) 9-7

Steven Chen/Charlie Cavenaugh (Ham) def. Matthews/Jang 8-6

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