Jays Help Themselves to Second Serving of Cajuns
For the second time in less than a month, the Jesuit tennis team has defeated Country Day in dual meet play. Back on Friday, March 6, the Jays took the first of two scheduled matches with the Cajuns, the defending Division IV state champions. On March 31, the roster fielded by the Jays was a bit different, but the result was the same–a shut-out win against a quality opponent.
Play started on the singles lines, and senior Alex DePascual was first off the court at Line 2 with a decisive 8-1 win. Juniors Jonathan and Jacob Niehaus then won on Lines 3 & 4 by scores of 8-2 and 8-1, respectively. Senior Gregory Suhor clinched the win before the doubles play even started with an 8-3 win on Line 1.
“I really liked how Alex played today,” said Head Coach Travis Smith. “He was always moving forward, and finished several points at the net.”
In doubles play, sophomores Jack Steib and Trey Hamlin blanked their opponents on Line 3 by a score of 8-0. The Niehaus twins picked up a win, albeit an uncharacteristically sloppy win, on Line 2, rallying from a 5-4 deficit to take an 8-5 decision. Suhor and junior Brandon Beck completed the sweep on Line 1 with an 8-3 victory.
The Jays are now 10-0 on the season in dual meet play. The team returns to action on Tuesday, April 7 against Archbishop Rummel. Match time is 4:00 p.m. at the UNO Tennis Center.