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Seward Tennis Competes in Midlothian

Brock Kappelmann - March 5, 2017 8:30 am

The #5 Seward County Saints split a pair of lopsided decisions in Midlothian, Texas on Friday, hammering #13 Jacksonville 8-1 before taking their first loss of the season 9-0 against top ranked Tyler to wrap up the day.

In their first match against Jacksonville, Seward dominated, taking all three doubles points, winning a close 8-6 match at #1 and then 8-0 wins at #2 and #3 to take a 3-0 lead to singles. Seward quickly sealed up the win as they cruised at the three bottom spots in singles play to go ahead 6-0. The matches at #2 and #3 were close, but again Seward survived while Jacksonville picked up their only point of the match at #1 in a three set victory to make it 8-1.


In their second match of the day, the Saints met their match as #1 Tyler crushed the guys in green 9-0 with Seward winning just a single set in the contest. The Saints top ranked doubles team was no match for the Apaches in an 8-0 final while Seward battled to no avail at the other two pairs spots, falling 9-7 and 8-6 to give Tyler the doubles sweep. Singles wasn’t any prettier for the Saints as their only set victory came at #4 where Przemek Zielinski dropped a three setter to 27th ranked Reid Feehan in a 9-0 Seward defeat.


The Saints drop to 7-1 on the year with the split as they lose more points in their match against Tyler as they lost in their first seven matches of the year combined.

Seward continues their trip to the Lone Star State Saturday as they battle two more ranked foes in Collin and St. Edwards to wrap up the weekend.

Seward women

For the second time this season the #5 Seward County Lady Saints blanked #17 Jacksonville 9-0, but the Lady Saints quickly came back to Earth with an 8-1 loss to #1 Tyler to move to 5-2 on the year.

The Lady Saints match with Jacksonville was little more than a warmup for their battle against Tyler as Seward won 64 of 71 games played, while taking advantage of three Jaguar defaults for an easy 9-0 win.


In their second match of the day, Seward went up against #1 Tyler and things didn’t go real well for the Lady Saints. Only one of the three doubles matches were close as the Apaches took all three to go ahead 3-0 in the match. Tyler won a three setter at #4 and Sarah Manseri earned Seward’s only point of the match with a three set win over Kaloni Sali at #2, but other than that, the Apaches throttled the Lady Saints, finishing off an 8-1 win to send Seward to their second loss of the year.


The Lady Saints move to 5-2 on the year with the split and will entertain two more ranked foes on Saturday in Midlothian as they take on Collin and North Central Texas.


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