Glenwood tennis opens with win over Southwest Valley

Glenwood’s Ben Batten prepares to return a volley in the Rams’ tennis dual victory over Southwest Valley last Tuesday.

The Glenwood boys tennis team lost their opening two singles matches but responded with winning the next five singles and sweeping the doubles matches in a 7-2 victory over Southwest Valley last Tuesday.

The Rams’ Ben Batten, Brody Taylor, Liam Hays and Kayden Anderson all won their singles matches.

“I was very pleased with our performance for the first dual of the season,” said Glenwood coach Grant Stivers. “Liam Hays and Kayden Anderson both were able to secure their first varsity victories in the No. 5 and No. 6 slots, helping us out with some guys who were at other obligations so that was great to see. Overall, I was happy to see the guys effort and practice time in the off season pay off.”

Harger and Carter Kirsch both lost their singles matches but came back to knock-off Gabe Fuller and Evan Timmerman in the No. 1 doubles match.

“Tyler and Carter played well in singles but ended up on the wrong side, glad to see them bounce back and win a competitive doubles match against two great players from Southwest Valley,” Stivers said.

Glenwood 7,
Southwest Valley 2

No. 1 – Gabe Fuller, SWV, defeated Tyler Harger, G, 8-2.
No. 2 – Evan Timmerman, SWV, defeated Carter Kirsch, G, 8-3.
No. 3 – Ben Batten, G, defeated Owen Paul, SWV, 8-4.
No. 4 – Brody Taylor, G, defeated Slade Goodvin-Kinnaird, SWV, 8-3.
No. 5 – Liam Hays, G, defeated Parker Boswell, SWV, 8-4.
No. 6 – Kayden Anderson, G, defeated Deacon Ganfield, SWV, 8-1.

No. 1 – Harger/Kirsch, G, defeated Fuller/Timmerman, SWV, 8-5.
No. 2 – Batten/Taylor, G, defeated Paul/Goodvin, SWV, 8-6.
No. 3 – Hays/Anderson, G, defeated Boswell/Ganfield, SWV, 8-1.


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