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Prep tennis teams top Saints Peter & Paul

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(April 3, 2015) The Worcester Prep boys’ tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres on Tuesday in Easton, while the Lady Mallards won 5-2.

“We had a very strong team showing yesterday versus Saints Peter & Paul,” said Prep boys’ team Coach Terry Underkoffler. “Overall, it was a very good team performance. Our service game was strong and I thought they mixed their game effectively within the match.”

Senior Quinn Lukas took down his first singles opponent 8-1. Prep senior Erik Zorn battled Saint Peter & Paul’s Charlie Cross in a back-and-forth second singles contest and won 8-5.

“Erik several times retrieved what seemed like sure winners from his opponent and kept the point alive and won the game,” Underkoffler said.

Senior Kyle Chandler and Alex Choy, a junior, topped their third and fourth singles opponents 8-0 and 8-2, respectively.

First doubles team of senior Chris Choy and sophomore Zach Wilson took their match 8-2.

Junior Charlie Pritchard and freshman Brenner Maull shut out their second doubles competition 8-0.

Seniors Tatjana Kondraschow, Mattie Maull and Fiona Reid logged 8-2, 8-0 and 8-6 victories at first through third singles, respectively.

Senior Natalie Twilley and junior Erika Smith outscored their first doubles competition 8-1. Sophomores Eva Parks and Stormy McGuinness won their second doubles match 8-1.

“We did really well. Fiona had the best match, and the longest. She struggled to stay in it at first, lead the whole way but only by one, and finished at 8-6,” said Prep girls’ team Coach Cyndee Hudson. “I was pleased with the focus the girls had. Many games were at deuce several times.”

The Parkside Rams are scheduled to come to Berlin on Tuesday to play the Mallards at 4 p.m.

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