The Abilene Cowboy tennis team swept the triangular meet with Manhattan and Marysville Thursday.
‘This was a very good start to our season,” Abilene Head Coach Garry Stredney said.
Cowboy senior Matthew Barlow, Abilene’s no. one singles player shut out both of his opponents 8-0 to finish 2-0 for the day. He defeated Matt Turlet of Manhattan and Tommy McNish of Marysville.
Gabe Johnson, no. two singles player, defeated Joe McNish of Marysville 8-2 and Ron Turley of Manhattan 8-1. Gabe defeated Ron Turley of Manhattan and Joe McNish of Marysville.
“Our guys looked a little nervous at the start but got more confidence as the day went on,” coach Stredney added.
In doubles, the no. one Cowboy doubles team of Kaynan Anderson and Connor Kijowski defeated Marysville’s team of Garrison and Tanner Wright 8-4 and then defeated Manhattan’s team of Jake Carlson and Lakith Anderson 8-0.
Reggie Koop and Tyler Schiffner, Abilene’s no. two doubles team defeated Marysville’s Bridger Yaussi and Cody Hill 8-1 and then defeated Florian Wisener and Justin Little of Manhattan 8-5.
“Winning every match shows that our team has a lot of potential. We need to keep improving because we have a tough tournament Tuesday at Smoky Valley,” concluded coach Stredney.