Playing at No. 2, singles Ben Blachly has been the Dragons most improved player, with his mental toughness a great asset throughout the season. He defeated New Castle’s big serving junior Rylan Huntley 6-2, 6-4.
At No. 3 singles for NP, junior Carson Gavin, fought through a tough 1st set to beat NC senior Grant Guffey 6-2, 6-2. The steady Gavin placed the ball well, targeting his opponents backhand, and this tactic gave the Dragon the advantage.
The NP No. 1 doubles combination of seniors Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner played an aggressive style of doubles to control the match against NC juniors Blake Webb and Andrew Martin, cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
Senior David Hockett and junior Dane Reid played at No. 2 doubles for NP against Trojans Jonathan Personette and Brandon Cook. The Dragons pairing attacked the net on a regular basis and dominated play – going on to win comfortably 6-0, 6-2.
The Dragons JV team won 3-0 with Ethan Haeberle winning at singles and seniors Nathan Hubbard / Nico Martin and Jeremy Wagoner / Josh Smith winning the doubles matches. The JV team extended its record to 14-2 for the season.
NP entertains Chatard on at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Senior Day.