The Pirate tennis team avenged a mid-season loss to Borden in last night’s sectional semi-final when they pulled out three tight matches to overcome the Braves 3-2 in exciting fashion.
After losing the first set at #2 singles 3-6, sophomore Eric Wigginton was the first of the Pirates to emerge as a winner with a 6-3, 6-2 comeback. Wigginton looked as strong physically and mentally as he has all season which is good, not only looking into tonight’s championship, but also into next season for the young Pirates.
The #1 doubles team of freshman Brandon Broady and senior Jacob Roberts won their first set 6-4, dropped the second 5-7, but came back strong to win the match with a 6-2 third set. The #2 doubles team of freshman Alex Wright and senior Jase Smith ended the night, winning with lots of excitement. They dropped their first set 6-3, rallied back to win 7-4 in the second set tiebreaker, then finished off the Braves 6-4 in the third.
Isaac Bates at #1 singles and Michael Gillooly at #3 singles were both defeated.
The Pirates will take on the Silver Creek Dragons tonight in the Sectional Championship at 4:30 at Silver Creek. Come out and support the Pirate Tennis team!
Eric Wigginton at #2 singles returns a serve.
Coach Matthews and the Pirate tennis team traveled to Clarksville for a Mid-Southern Conference matchup and swept the Generals yesterday.
Senior Isaac Bates (#1 singles) won his match in three sets (6-4, 4-6, and 6-1). Sophomore Eric Wigginton (#2 singles) picked up his first varsity singles win in three sets as well, battling back from a 1-4 deficit in the 3rd set (6-3, 2-6, 7-5). To finish out the singles matches, Michael Gillooly (#3) prevailed in two (6-2, 6-2).
At No. 1 doubles Brandon Broady and Jacob Roberts won (6-2, 6-2). The Generals forfeited the No. 2 doubles match.
The Pirates are back on the courts tonight when they host Providence at 4:30 P.M.
The Pirate tennis team claimed the home win last night against neighboring New Washington after previously losing to them just over a week before. Michael Gillooly won the only singles match for the Pirates, while both doubles teams of Jacob Roberts and Brandon Broady (1D) and Alex Wright and Jase Smith (2D) both recorded wins. Eric Wigginton lost a tough three set match at #2 singles (2-6, 6-0, 7-5) in only his 3rd singles match of the year for the Pirates.
(Story contribution by WPMQ Staff Member Jas Bruce)
(Photo credit: Melissa Stewart)
The Pirate Tennis team had a commanding win against Borden in tonight’s sectional at Silver Creek, giving up only 3 games to the Braves, and winning the match 5-0. At #1 singles, Steven Delaney won 6-1, 6-0. At #2 singles, Jacob Doherty won 6-0, 6-0, and rounding out the singles action at #3, Alec Sipes won 6-2, 6-0. #1 (Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray) and #2 doubles (Isaac Bates and Eric Wigginton) both swept their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
The Pirates will face Silver Creek for the sectional championship at 4:00 P.M. tomorrow afternoon. If you can make it out, come support these boys as they hope to capture the crown.
The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Hanover tonight for a non-conference matchup with the Rebels from Southwestern and earned the 4-1 victory, losing only at #1 singles in a tie-breaker. Steven Delaney lost 3-6, 6-2 (7-10). At #2 singles Alec Sipes won 6-1, 6-2 while Michael Gillooly rounded out the singles matches with a 6-3, 4-6 (14-12) tiebreaker win at #3.
At doubles, the #1 duo of Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray got the 7-5, 6-0 victory and at #2 Isaac Bates and Eric Wigginton won 6-2, 6-2.
Two freshmen, Gillooly and Wigginton, pick up their first varsity wins tonight and hope to fill the void that will be left when four seniors graduate from this team. Pirates Steven Delaney, Jacob Doherty, Aaron Meyer, and Alec Sipes will be honored on Senior Night tomorrow as they host conference rival Salem before heading into sectional play on Wednesday.
Silver Creek will host this year’s sectional. The draw was held tonight and the Pirates will take on Borden, a team they beat 5-0 decisively this season. Henryville will face Silver Creek. The finals will then be held Thursday evening.
Best of luck to our Pirate Tennis team as they wrap up the regular season tomorrow and do their best to make a deep run in the state tournament.
Charlestown HS Pirate Tennis improved to 9-3 & 4-2 MSC Thursday evening after hosting conference rival Corydon and shutting them out 5-0. Steven Delaney won #1 singles, Jacob Doherty won #2 singles, and Alec Sipes won #3 singles. Chase Wray and Aaron Meyer won #1 doubles and Jacob Roberts and Isaac Bates won #2 doubles. The Pirates are back in action Monday afternoon hosting MSC rival Brownstown (4-3).
The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Providence tonight and played tough against a strong sectional contender, but came up short at #1 singles and both #1 and #2 doubles for a 3-2 match. Seniors Jacob Doherty and Alec Sipes both came away with wins at #2 and #3 singles respectively. Jacob won his sets 6-2, 6-0 while Alec won 6-3, 6-4. The Pirates are back in action at home on Thursday against Corydon.