The Paper photo by Lori Poteet  Dane Baldwin is 6-0 on the season and is looking to beat the record for most wins as a Crawfordsville Athenian.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Dane Baldwin is 6-0 on the season and is looking to beat the record for most wins as a Crawfordsville Athenian.

The Crawfordsville boys’ tennis singles defeated the Mounties in straight sets after Dane Baldwin came up for his sixth straight win against Aaron Cox.

“I was feeling great,” Baldwin said. “I hit the shots the way I knew how to.”

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Baldwin is undefeated and has a big match coming up this weekend against Lafayette Jefferson, one of the four kids who beat him last year.

“I will work hard during practice and just keep playing a bunch of tennis.”

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Coach Michael Demeter is looking ahead to this weekend as well and added that a win this weekend will propel him into his college career.

“He’ll get a big chance to prove himself this weekend,” Demeter said.

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As far as the other singles, C’ville’s Juan Huesca and South’s Wyatt Waddell battled it out in a come-back match. Waddell was up 5-4 in the first set when Huesca started gaining momentum and brought the first set to 7-5. He came through during the second 6-3 and took the win in two sets.

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“Wyatt started off strong and he moved his feet well and as long as he moved his feet well and hit out on the ball he did alright,” Coach Nathan Poynter said. “But, once he gets down a little bit he beats himself up and he starts dragging his feet.”

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No. 3 singles for C’ville, Ryan Fry, also came back and grabbed the win in two 6-4, 6-1 against Steven Cloncs.

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The No. 1 doubles was by far the most intense match of the day. C’ville’s Cameron Douglas and Sam Lucas took the court against South’s Justin Lowe and Jack Reimondo.

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Lowe and Reimondo came out strong in the second set after winning the first 6-3. Justin Lowe came up big with a nice shot across the court to give them a leg up 1-0. Seven games later, Douglas and Lucas pulled out a 6-2 victory and the boys were onto the third set.

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The games went long and the deuces were many.

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“We’ve been working all year on getting more aggressive and staying in the game and fighting harder,” Poynter said. “They fought harder than anyone on the team today.”

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The fight was not quite enough as C’ville’s Douglas and Lucas fought back for a 6-4 win to cap the game and the night off.

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“They played three sets last night and lost, so for them to come back and do that tonight again and still continue to fight and not feel down after last night’s three hours in the miserable sun, it really says a lot about the way they are coming together and the way they are playing,” Demeter said.

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Crawfordsville capped the day with five wins and will return on Saturday for the Macy Invitational. South tennis is up next on Monday at North Putnam.