Tennis: Raiders Sweep Dayton 5-0

Bret Strug Credits: File photo by John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFHS boys varsity tennis team went on the road and came away with a 5-0 triumph over Dayton HS (Springfield) in a match that saw both teams playing with shortened lineups.

The Raiders were missing Ryan Cleary, one half of the duo that made the semifinals at the Union County Tournament (UCT).  His partner, junior, Nirmit Damania teamed with Zach Pollack, who won his first varsity match, as they defeated Matthew Mlawski and Ryan Salmon 6-3, 6-2.
With Neel Thombre and Brian Huang sidelined, Ben Fox and Jordan Phillips successfully paired together at 2nd doubles and picked up the 2nd point of the match, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Liam Dishy and Brandon Wohl.
Brett Strug, continued his impressive freshman campaign at 3rd singles, as he emerged victorious in a 6-0, 6-3 decision vs. Sean Martin for the third and clinching point.
Co-captains Brandon Glickstein and Ewan Jones finished off the sweep in their respective matches at 1st and 2nd singles. In a rematch from the UCT, Glickstein defeated Colin McCormick 6-1, 6-4 for a second consecutive triumph. Jones beat Jared Horowitz, who moved up from 3rd to 2nd singles, replacing UCT semifinalist, Josh Damast, 6-2, 6-3.
The Raiders will face Mendham in the NJ State Group 3 tournament later this week. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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