NEWTON, NJ- Newton and Vernon traded blows during Wednesday's matches as three of the five matches went the full three sets.
After having a 2-0 lead in the first set, first singles Shawn Coiro let Vernon's Vinny Dasaro back into the match and Dasaro didn't look back. Newton got the tie after third singles Justin Marenzana outbattled Matt VonEssen after dropping the first set, 6(5)-7, 6-1, 6-3.
Vernon took the lead back when second doubles Jack Bokun and Noah Develez beat Johnathon O'Brien and Ryan Ritte, 6-2, 6-1.
Just as they did earlier in the matches, Newton tied it back up when second singles Dugyala Ashish defeated Nathaniel Nunes, 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3.
It all came down to the first doubles teams. With both teams looking on, the two teams went at it. After back and forth points, the first two sets were split with Newton winning the first one. The team of Peter VanOrden and Kellen Miller were trying to win the match for Newton to get their team their second win of the season. But Alejandro Martinez and Joey Margroff wanted to keep their undefeated season going.
Heading into the final set, Vernon had a quick start to get a 5-1 lead and were four points away from winning the match for their team. Newton powered back for three straight games won. Vernon just held off Newton to win the match, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, and help the team win, 3-2.
Newton will be back on the court as a team on Thursday, April 20. The team is now 1-3 despite putting up tough fights in all three of their losses.