The Strongsville High School JV tennis team ended its season with a 5-0 GCC victory over Mentor. With the win, the team finished with a 9-1 record (5-0 GCC), surpassing its 2017 win total when they finished 7-2. By winning at first singles 6-0, 6-1, Matt Kennedy finished the season with a perfect 10-0 record at first singles. Aidan Hugney was victorious at third singles 6-1, 6-0. Michael Matula and Bilal Haider clinched the match for the Mustangs by winning the first set 6-3 before winning the second set in a tight tie break 7-6 (7-5). After falling behind 2-5 at first doubles, AJ Matousek and Avijit Kumar won eleven of the next 12 games to win the match 7-5, 6-1. Jacob Munshower was victorious at second singles, earning Strongsville the fifth point of the match 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. After today’s win, Strongsville concluded a very successful 2018 season in which they won 86% of the total matches played.
1S: Matt Kennedy W 6-0, 6-1
2S: Jacob Munshower W 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
3S: Aidan Hugney W 6-1, 6-0
1D: AJ Matousek/Avijit Kumar W 7-5, 6-1
2D: Michael Matula/Bilal Haider W 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Ex1: Ralph Kim/Shahzeb Malik L 5-7
Ex2: Jack Motsinger L 1-8