Although the team only won 1 out of 3 matches, what will the rest of the season look like?
By: Nolan Grejda
The Salisbury boy’s tennis team, playing Pen Argyl, Bangor, and Saucon Valley in this last week, won only against Pen Argyl. Taking a closer look, will these first matches propel them forward to winning, or will this start decline?
After the boy’s tennis team traveled to Pen Argyl on Tuesday, March 23rd, the team left with a 5-0 win against the Green Knights. Although the team won, it didn’t come easy for freshmen Nolan Grejda and Tristan Monahan, the second and third singles players both reaching tiebreakers during their match.
“Tiebreakers are something you never want to go into, especially during your first match,” head coach Stan Fidrych stated.
Nolan Grejda was challenged during his first set, going into a tiebreaker that he won 7-4. As his first set was difficult, his second set couldn’t have gone any smoother, winning the second set with a score of 6-2 and winning the overall match 7-6, 6-2. Tristan Monahan, the 3rd singles player at Salisbury, won his first set with a score of 6-4. After the first set going into the second set, he went into a tiebreaker, coming out victorious with a tiebreaker score of 7-3. In the end, he won his match 6-4, 7-6.
As the Falcons had their first home match, played against Bangor, the team lost with an overall score of 3-2. As their only wins came from their doubles teams, senior Christopher Marinos came close to going into a third set to win it all. Although going into a third set would have been best, the senior singles player lost 7-5, 7-6, his second set ending in a tiebreaker.
Although the Falcons traveled to Saucon Valley on March 29th and put up a fight during their third match, the Falcons lost with an overall team score of 3-2. As the doubles teams breezed through their matches, singles players Christopher Marinos, Nolan Grejda, and Tristan Monahan hope to win their next match, helping the team win even more.
As the Falcons ended their first 3 matches with a team standing of 1-2, the Salisbury boys tennis team is scheduled to play more teams as the season continues. As winning will come difficult, will the team be victorious or will the team need more improvement?