Pirate Tennis Falls to Silver Creek 1-4

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team competed against their rival down Country Road 403 Thursday night. The Pirates were competitive against the best team in the sectional, according to Coach Matthews, but fell to Silver Creek 1-4. At one singles, Josh Newton defeated Miles Matthews (Junior) 6-2, 6-3. At two singles, Tyler Massie (Senior) defeated Noah Eckert 7-5, 6-0. At three singles, Jacob Bishop defeated Trey Woodward (Junior) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. At one doubles, Nate Eckert and Jack Hawkins defeated Steven Delaney (Sophomore) and Josh Copeland (Junior) 7-5, 7-6 (11-9). At two doubles, Cooper Cundiff and Sammy Padgett defeated Austin Smith (Senior) and Jacob Doherty (Sophomore) 6-2, 6-1. “Matches were competitive. We have to learn how to close out sets and matches when we have that opportunity. We are close to being a sectional contender. Silver Creek is the best team in the sectional,” commented Head Coach Scott Matthews following the loss. The Pirate Tennis team (1-1 overall; 0-1 MSC) will be back in action Monday night, traveling to South Central High School.