After dropping the first two sets against the Chargers on Wednesday McDowell and Mey got things together and won 12 straight sets enroute to a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
Angola proved to be a tougher opponent for the Churubusco doubles team. The Eagle teammates took the first match 6-2. The second match was a close one as McDowell and Mey came out on top 6-4, to push their record to 7-0 in NECC play.
As the season draws to a close their hopes for a Conference Championship and Sectional title are within their reach. “They have been crusing through the conference this season,” states Coach Ben Jagger. “They have really progressed through the year and seem to be peaking at the right time.”
The seniors have been in the spotlight for the Eagles this season, but the rest of the program has gotten better each and every match.
Jesse Lich has improved all year, and plays much better than his scores indicate.
Brandon Wormcastle is starting to show promise. For being a first year player, he has a decent understanding of the game.
Grant Stephan played a singles match for the first time last week. “You could tell that he wasn’t as comfortable as he is in his normal doubles spot,” explained Coach Jagger. “He has great coordination and can hit the ball very well.”
Andrew Biddle has been playing the number two singles position this season and has taken his lumps. “He is learning the fundamentals and has an excellent attitude,” added Coach Jagger.
The team has a busy week with three matches this week. They play at Adams Central on Tuesday, North Side on Wednesday and the final conference match against Central Noble on Thursday. Conference matches start on Friday and will finish up on Saturday.