Braves top talented Jets' squad, 3-2
Drake Reidenbach (left) and Logan Baker. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
MONROE—The Braves collided with the Flying Jets of Adams Central on Tuesday night at the Hangar picking up a huge victory over the talented Jet team, 3-2 to remain perfect on the season.
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Bellmont, now 5-0 to begin the year, got a boost of confidence from their doubles team, an area that coach Joe Selking thought may be the hardest to replace after last season's successful team.
"The key match of the day was Logan Baker and Drake Reidenbach at number two doubles," coach Selking noted. "Logan came through big in his varsity debut."
The sophomore had his hands full with seniors Luke Marbach and the lanky Pierce Harris patrolling the net. The Bellmont duo managed to win the first set 6-4, then put the nail in the coffin with a 7-5 victory to nip out AC's number two doubles.
That was not the only close match of the day as the other doubles match was just as entertaining featuring Bellmont's Garrett McCord and Nick Huffine against the Jets' Ben Kaehr and Isaac Luginbill.
AC took the first set 6-4, but fell into a slump in set two. The Braves took advantage dominating with a 6-1 edge tying the match up at a set apiece. Luginbill/Kaehr came out recharged in set three, however, topping Bellmont's senior duo once again with a 6-4 score to take the match.
On the singles side, AC's Nathan Barger took care of business handing sophomore Evan Selking a mighty 6-0, 6-2 defeat proving that varsity life can be rough at the number one slot seeing team's greatest players every night. Barger remains undefeated this season with the win.
Bellmont won the day in two and three, however, which turned out to be the winning points for the Braves. David Baker defeated junior Conner Lengerich at number two 6-3, 6-3, while Mason Selking defeated Jacob Weil 6-4, 6-4.
Both Baker and Selking are undefeated in match play this season with 5-0 marks.