Friday, September 6, 2013

Triton Preview

Details: Saturday, September 7, 10:00 AM at Triton High School.

Last Season Review: Last season we defeated the Triton 4-1 here at Bethany. We also competed against them in the Merrillville Invite, edging them for 3rd place.

3 Interesting Facts:
#1 - For the second year in a row, Triton enters this match with good doubles teams. In fact, they've moved their #1 singles player from last year into the #1 doubles slot this season.
#2 - Triton is one of the few schools that has used the same lineup all year. Maybe we'll see a change all the sudden on Saturday.
#3 - Bethany Christian holds a 12-2 all-time edge over the Triton Trojans.

Triton Details: Triton enters the match with a 5-3 record. Their losses have come to teams with typically competitive programs: SB Adams, Plymouth, and Knox. Plymouth and Knox are both district ranked schools in District 3, where Triton is also located. Most of those matches were 3-2 losses, much like our 3-2 loss to Concord.

Bethany Christian Details: Our record is at 6-1 at this point in the season, but we're about to head into the meat of our schedule starting with this match-up. We're coming off two weeks where we've had some weaker opponents, so I think we're ready to pick it back up again.

Projected Triton Lineup:
#1S - Dean Howdeshell (6-2)
#2S - Jared Fisher (5-3)
#3S - Alex Eib (1-7)
#1D - Lucas Shafer/Darrin Harrell (7-1)
#2D - Jake Oldham/Austin Sellers (7-1)

Outlook: This match is one that traditionally makes me nervous. It will be competitive at almost every position.We could win 5-0, we could lose 0-5. We could win 5-0 but have every match go 3 sets, we could lose just the same. But that's the way matches are going to be over the next couple of weeks. It's September, time to get ready for Sectional. Let's go.


  1. The #1 for Triton has only lost 2 matches, the first to Adams in a super tiebreak and the other to Knox in three sets, so I'm not sure where you got the 3rd loss from.

  2. Thanks, must have misread a score!

  3. Same #1 played in the most memorable JV match I've ever seen against BCHS in 2010.


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