TENNIS: Trojans beat Warriors; both look to Saturday’s Trenton Invite

By Chris Zadorozny

The Trenton Trojans dominated the Woodhaven Warriors on Thursday, as the Trojans took every match but two. The Warriors, using a midseason change to their lineup, were not able to stifle the Trojans, as the only wins for the Warriors came in the No. 1 singles, and No. 4 doubles.

“They’ve (Woodhaven) improved quite a bit over the season,” said Trojans Coach Rich Menzel. “They switched their one doubles; they’re now playing two and three singles, which improves their singles lineup quite a bit.”

For the Warriors two match wins, No. 1 singles seniors Trevor Monaco defeated Trojan senior Brett Murray 6-3 and 6-1. The No. 4 doubles squad of sophomores Bryce Page and Kyle Moran defeated Trojans junior Evan Macleod and sophomore Colin Oakley 6-4 and 6-3.

“We were close in a couple of matches, but just fell a little bit short,” said Warriors Coach Brian Eckert.

For the Trojans, they won the rest of the matches, while two others were close in the first set, but the Warriors couldn’t pull it out.

In the No. 2 singles match, Trojans senior Justin Dunn defeated Woodhaven senior Matt Dee 6-3 and 6-3. In the No. 3 singles, sophomore Parker Dukus defeated Woodhaven senior Corbin DesJardines 7-6, (7-3), and 6-3.

In No. 4 singles, Trojans freshman Kyle Haboian defeated Woodhaven junior Alex Tobiczyk 7-6, (7-5), and 6-1. In the No. 1 doubles, the Trojans, junior Quinn Parker and senior Michael Kinney won in two sets over the Warriors sophomore Drew Holland and junior Daniel Dayfield, 6-1 and 6-1.

In No. 2 doubles, Trojans seniors Ben Martenson and Jalen Tester defeated Warriors sophomore Connor MacDonnell and junior Cory Louria in two sets, 6-1 and 6-3.

In No. 3 doubles, Trojans juniors Alec Macleod and Dustin Kane defeated Warriors sophomores Ryan Ford and Curtis Florkowski in two sets, 6-3 and 6-0.

Finally, in the No. 5 doubles, Trojans senior Kyle Kasenow and sophomore Jason Welsch defeated Warriors junior Matt Willer and senior Matt Wojak in two sets, 6-0 and 6-4.

Despite the loss, Eckert is upbeat about going to the Trenton Invitational on Saturday. “Trenton’s a strong team,” said Eckert. “Being that we had our very last match against Trenton (Thursday), and then going to the Trenton Invitational, a lot of the same people that you see we’ll be seeing in the semi’s and the finals (on Saturday),” said Eckert.

Menzel is hoping to carry over from Thursday’s match to Saturday. “We’ve played well all season; it’s just a matter of trying to stay focused,” said Menzel.

To read the original article that appeared online on The News-Herald on October 3, 2013, go to www.miprepzone.com/thenewsherald

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