Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elkhart Central Preview

Details: Thursday, September 13, 4:30 at Elkhart Central High School

Last Season Review: Last season the Blazers beat us 4-1, as we got our lone win from Nathan Brendle despite being very close at #2 doubles.

3 Interesting Facts:
#1 - Last year's Central team had 11 juniors. I know that some of them are not playing this year, but it will be interesting to see how many seniors they have.
#2 -We added Elkhart Central to our schedule last year, which means currently the only Elkhart County school that we do not play is Elkhart Memorial.
#3 - Nick Burton, Central's #1, had a very good match with Nathan last year and looks to have a good one again in this match.

Elkhart Central Details: The Blazers are 7-8 on the season, coming off a 4-1 loss to Jimtown and then a 5-0 win against Mishawaka. We certainly have some positions against them where we should have good success. They are strongest at #1 singles, which happens to be our position of strength as well.

Bethany Christian Details: We are now 8-4, with the win against Blackhawk under our belts. We've continued to play good tennis and meet the challenges posed to us. Those are going to pick up in the coming weeks, and I'm confident that we'll start that off with a good performance against the Blazers.

Projected Elkhart Central Lineup:
Individual Records in Parenthesis
#1S - Nick Burton (10-4)
#2S - Eric Burton (9-5)
#3S - Jake Mullins (3-10)
#1D - Riley Futterknecht/Alex Moon (8-6)
#2D - Mikey Namisank/Will Riblet (7-7)

Outlook: These should be close matches throughout the lineup. These are the types of matches that really excite me, teams that look very much like us. One way or another, this is going to be a very memorable match. I can't wait to see the excitement and energy we bring to a match that I hope can become a county rivalry for us. Let's go!!!

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