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Blue Raider boys tennis downs Harrisburg Academy

Posted 4/10/18

The Middletown Area High School boys tennis team picked up its first win of the season Monday, downing Harrisburg Academy 5-0.

The match was moved indoors to Hershey Racquet Club because of the …

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Blue Raider boys tennis downs Harrisburg Academy

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The Middletown Area High School boys tennis team picked up its first win of the season Monday, downing Harrisburg Academy 5-0.

The match was moved indoors to Hershey Racquet Club because of the snow.

“A shout-out to Harrisburg Academy for securing the courts,” head coach Lynn Miller said. “Our kids responded well to playing indoors.”

The team is 1-3 on the season.

In singles, Jacob Spear defeated Jacob Greiner, 7-5, 6-2, Donovan Brady defeated Jaime Eslava, 6-0, 7-5, and Zeryab Ibrahim defeated Parker Niles, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Zac Purvis and Levi Ettu beat Chris Wang and Henry Nagoski, 6-2, 6-4. Danny Mercado and Justin Wright defeated Michael Azubike and Hamza Ahmed, 6-0, 6-0.

On Thursday, April 5, the Blue Raiders fell 5-0 at Susquehanna Township.

In singles, Ehi Jatto defeated Spear 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, Jack Ferguson defeated Brady 6-0, 6-0, and Mason Briner defeated Ibrahim 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, Dan Akrong and Robert Shaffner beat Steve Mosher and Kyle Shatto 6-2, 6-2. Idriss Benjelloun and Brian Sayre defeated Purvis and Levi Ettu 6-2, 6-0.

The team has a busy schedule ahead, taking on Harrisburg Academy again Tuesday, followed by Bishop McDevitt at home Wednesday, then playing them away on Thursday, Camp Hill at home Friday, at East Pennsboro on Saturday, home vs. Trinity on Monday, and at Camp Hill on Tuesday.