A pair of three-set victories helped seal a 4-1 Westview boys tennis defeat of Northridge Tuesday night in Middlebury.
After dropping the first set to No. 2 singles foe Clay Schnell, 6-1, Warrior Andrew Yoder rallied to win the final two by counts of 6-0, 7-5.
In the No. 1 doubles bout, Hunter Christner and Asher Gingerich of Westview split the first two sets with Sam Hoover and Landon Arnold (7-5, 1-6) and were tied 6-all in the third set, forcing a tie-break to decide the winner. Christner and Gingerich prevailed in the tie-break, 7-3.
Westview’s other two points were won in straight sets by No. 3 singles player Stephen Gierek and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Taylor Eash-Zach Schrock.
“I was very proud of the fight we showed tonight in this match,” stated Warrior chief Ryan Yoder. “Every position was down at one point and we had to battle for each win.”
Northridge won the junior varsity match, 5-1. The doubles duo of John Campos and Alex Stutzman accounted for the Warrior win.
Josh Garfein (N) def. Kohle Christner, 6-0, 6-4
Andrew Yoder (W) def. Clay Schnell, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5
Stephen Gierek (W) def. Ted Field, 6-2, 6-4
Hunter Christner-Asher Gingerich (W) def. Sam Hoover-Landon Arnold, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Taylor Eash-Zach Schrock (W) def. Austen Schmidt-Aadarsh Patel, 6-2, 6-2