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April 18, 2019

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Bulldog netmen stay unbeaten, sweep Harding

By Cort Reynolds


ADA - The Ada boys tennis team swept visiting Marion Harding 5-0 in a battle of previously unbeaten teams on a warm and windy Friday evening.


The Bulldogs improved to 5-0 with the one-sided victory, while MH fell to 4-1 with the loss.  


Senior ace Zach Beaschler won 12 games in a row at first singles to increase his record to 5-0 this spring. Speedy junior Cade Mullins dominated at second singles, dropping just one game as he also improved to 5-0.


Consistent-stroking freshman Miranda Wills handled the wind well and won without dropping a game at third singles to stay undefeated at 5-0.


Athletic Isaac Spar and Nathan Hurtig rolled to a straight-sets win at first doubles.


Inthe only close match, fiery Acel Gamble and Adam Bailey won a tense battle in a third-set tiebreaker at second doubles. The Bulldog duo rallied from a set down and 5-6 in the third to force a tiebreak.


The Bulldog duo, led by Gamble's aggressive play, then rolled to a 7-2 win in the tiebreak after starting out ahead 5-0.


Match results:

1st singles: Zach Beaschler (A) defeats Nathan Longstreth 6-0,   6-0

2nd: Cade Mullins (A) defeats Dedie Adissem 6-1, 6-0

3rd: Miranda Wills (A) defeats Thomas Buttler 6-0, 6-0


1st doubles: Isaac Spar/Nathan Hurtig (A)defeats Tanner Wink/Dani Stimson 6-1, 6-3

2nd: Acel Gamble/Adam Bailey (A) defeats Olivia Moodley/Hez

Barron 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)


Ada is scheduled to host Elida Monday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.