(Above, Evan Oglesbee, left, and Frankie Scott, right, pound fists after a point in their No. 1 doubles match against Maumee Thursday.)
FREMONT – The Little Giant tennis team is in the win column.
With its top two singles rolling to easy victories Thursday, Ross needed just one win from its remaining three courts to pull out its first victory of the season. But that win didn’t come easy.
No. 3 singles, and both doubles required either three sets or a second-set tie-breaker, with Ross pulling out the win in No. 1 doubles, thanks to a 7-5, 7-6 (4) victory from first-year players Evan Oglesbee and Frankie Scott.
They combined with wins from No. 1 singles Lucas Cronin (6-2, 6-1) and No. 2 singles Ethan Moyer (6-1, 6-1) to put the Little Giants over the top.
“Very close match on three courts,” coach Lisa Wolfe said. “I’m happy for the boys, winning their first match of the season.”
Playing in place Andrew Miller, who was out sick with the flu, Isaac Minor lost in three close sets at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6.
The No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Kurt Harrison and Weston Schroeder lost 4-6, 6-7 (5).
Ross improves to 1-2 in its first week and is off until Monday when it kicks off a busy week of four matches and a tournament in six days, beginning with hosting Tiffin Columbian at 4:15.
Fremont Ross 3, Maumee 2
No. 1 singles: Lucas Cronin (FR) def. M. Sayre, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 singles: Ethan Moyer (FR) def. P. Daran, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 singles: H.B. Alex (M) def. Isaac Minor, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 doubles: Evan Oglesbee/Frankie Scott (FR) def. B. Tucker/S. Sulzer, 7-5, 7-6 (4)
No. 2 doubles: C. Harrington/G. Yo (M) def. Kurt Harrison/Weston Schroeder, 6-4, 7-6 (5)