Dowagiac netters get first victoryPublished 8:26am Thursday, September 13, 2012
COLOMA – A year ago, the Dowagiac tennis program was on the shelf after not having enough players to compete.
Gone was its long-time coach and the prospects for the program looked dim.
But Dowagiac hired a new coach and Sonny Swartz has enough players to compete this season.
After weeks of work, the Chieftains tennis team picked up its first victory with a 5-3 Wolverine Conference West Division victory over Coloma Wednesday.
Dowagiac won three of the four singles flights and split the doubles flights to come up with the win over the Comets.
“ It’s nice to see are hard work paying off,” Swartz said. “ I’m so happy for the kids.”
Marc Tyrakowski (D) d. Logan Berg 6-1, 6-0; 2. Jon Robinson (D) d. Chris Carpenter 6-3, 6-1; 3. Austin Jackson (D) d. Gerrit Chalus 7-6, 6-3; 4. Anthony Puma (C) d. Ethan Dussel 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Zach Trousdale-Dan Essmyer (C) d. David Brogan-Jordan Hagemann 7-5, 6-2; 2. Chandler Nadeau-Ryan Bately 7-6, 7-6; 3. Vaughn Herter-Tony Kidman (D) d. Alex Moore and Tristan Wright, 6-1, 6-2; 4. Jennings Brosnan-Ethan Wagner won by default