Three-set victories by singles players Austin Buonocore and Christian Roose helped secure a 4-1 Lakeland boys tennis win over NECC and county rival Prairie Heights last Thursday.
Both Buonocore and Roose won their decisive third sets by 7-5 margins. Lakeland’s other two points came from No. 1 singles player Dalton Schmidt and its No. 1 doubles tandem of Sam Miller and Ian Sonner.
Logan Walter and Nick Durnell scored the Prairie Heights point with a win at No. 2 doubles.
Prairie Heights 1
Dalton Schmidt (L) def. Tyler Johnson, 6-2, 6-1
Austin Buonocore (L) def. Chandler Sailor, 7-5, 6-7, 7-5
Christian Roose (L) def. Corey Hollifield, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5
Sam Miller-Ian Sonner (L) def. Justin Sutera-Cody Hicks, 6-2, 6-2
Logan Walter-Nick Durnell (PH) def. Anthony Combs-Austin Hoffelder, 6-3, 6-4