DANVILLE —The Crawfordsville boy’s tennis team evened their record at 5-5 by capturing all three singles matches on their way to a convincing 4-1 victory over Sagamore Athletic Conference foe Danville.

Crawfordsville (5-5, SAC 1-0) had straight set wins in no.1 singles (6-2, 6-2), no. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1), and no. 3 singles (6-1, 6-1) before Blake Froedge and Mitchell Karp suffered the first Athenians defeat in a hard-fought no. 1 doubles match (5-7, 3-6) to the Warriors’ Brody O’Brien and Hunter Hensley. The Crawfordsville #2 Doubles won (2-6, 7-5, 6-4).

Vladik Cegarra (7-0) remained undefeated, ousting Danville’s Gavin Hensley in a matchup of big-serving no. 1 singles players. Cegarra fell behind early, losing the first game to the Warriors’ right-hander, and trailed 0-30 in the second, before regaining control of the contest.

“This is a good experience for Vladik,” Athenians head coach Carrie Jones said. “He has been used to playing the same kind of player, and this gives him the chance to vary his game—he was quick to adjust, and was able to regain his rhythm.”

The players had to account for a light, northerly breeze that was strong enough to nudge the ball out of the service box, which seemed to affect Hensley most on first serves.

Warriors head coach, Rick Foster, explained the disadvantage Hensley created for himself.

“Gavin’s second serve is not as intimidating.” Foster said. “(Cegarra) was able to jump on the second serve, forcing Gavin out of position.”

Hensley tried to interject himself back into the match by attacking the net more frequently, but Cegarra used a clever lob-game to run him back to the baseline.

“When you play a very tall player you have to keep him at the back part (of the court).” Cegarra said. “I don’t think I had to change much other than that.”

By far the most dynamic match was no. 2 doubles. Athenians Josh Blackburn and Carver Watt defeated Solomon Jackson and Joseph Oliver 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a slugfest that lasted two hours, thirty-five minutes.

“They needed that.” Jones praised. “They’ve worked very hard, and today they executed.”

Eddie Heinhold moved to 6-4 on the season with a serve and volley game that tied up Danville’s Jack Binkley. Ryan Fry (8-2) used an attacking game to win the no. 3 singles match over Dylan Porter.