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MP boys' tennis postponed with the lead

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Corbin Broeker gets set to return the ball during his doubles match, which was posponed due to rain.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Corbin Broeker gets set to return the ball during his doubles match, which was posponed due to rain.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ tennis team was looking good in Thursday’s meet with Fairfield. The Panthers were up 4-1, just one win away from clinching the win, when it started to poor down rain at East Lake, which forced the teams to postpone.

Corbin Broeker won the No. 1 singles match, taking down Fairfield’s A.J. Greiner 8-1. Jaxon Hoyle took the No. 2 singles match 8-6 over Noel Peterson. Donny Arledge grinded out a 9-7 win over Will Sheppard, anc Jack Schimmelpfennig took the No. 5 match 8-5.

David Nguyen had the only singles loss for Mt. Pleasant. He lost a nail-biter, 9-7, in the No. 4 match against Blake Holden.

Clayton Henriksen was just a couple of points away from completing a sweep in the No. 6 match. He led Michael Holt 6-0, and he was leading 30-15 in what could have been the winning point.

Broeker and Hoyle had begun a doubles match against Greiner and Sheppard, and are trailing 2-1, with a 40-15 lead on the next point.

The Panthers and Trojans plan on meeting up and finishing off the meet, but no makeup date has been set yet.