Boys Tennis Opens NBC Play With Win at Marlington

Louisville 4, Marlington 1

The Louisville Leopards Boys Tennis Team opened up their league schedule with a 4-1 road victory over Beatty's Long Sleeve Leopards Shirt Printed Sleevethe Dukes of Marlington Tuesday. With the victory, Louisville improves to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in NBC play.

Jake Pukys was nearly perfect winning 6-0, 6-1 in #1 Singles to lead the Leopards. The #2 Doubles Team of Asa Herron & Zach Eddins also won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

Two close match-ups decided the match in favor of Louisville. It took three sets, but Kyle Shepherd emerged victorious in #3 Singles to the tune of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The #1 Doubles Team of Alex Hall & Kyle Shepherd won their first set 7-5, but fell in a tie-breaker 6-7 (2-7) in the second set. They would prevail in the third set 6-3 to capture the point and the Leopard victory.

Stephen Kinney earned the only Dukes point by winning #2 Singles 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

With the victory, Louisville has now defeated Marlington in 10 consecutive meetings. The Leopards lead the all-time series 64-5 overall.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Salem Quakers on Thursday, March 31 at 4:15 PM.

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BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 4, DUKES 1

Singles

1          Jake Pukys (L) d. Nate Mohr (M) 6-0, 6-1

2          Stephen Kinney (M) d. Ryan Richards (L) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

3          Kyle Shepherd (L) d. Daniel Zigler (M) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles

1          Alex Hall – Kyle Robinson (L) d.  Adrian Vasu – Jarret Ochsendorf (M) 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

2          Asa Herron – Zach Eddins (L) d. Mike Ford – Riley Sampson (M) 6-2, 6-2

Records: Louisville 2-0, 1-0; Marlington 0-1, 0-1

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