Jonathan Dayton Boys Tennis Bounces Back with 3-2 Win over Oratory Prep

Jared Horowitz and Josh Damast Credits: Chip Dickson
Doubles and Singles in progress Credits: Chip Dickson
Coach Salmon (left) observing Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs got their match in Saturday morning before the rain came and bounced back from two losses to beat Oratory Prep 3-2. 

For Dayton, singles two and three won their matches and the second doubles team prevailed in a three set match.  The Bulldogs are now 3-3 on the season.

Senior Josh Damast plays singles two for Dayton.  He beat Oratory’s Mark Trella 6-0, 6-2 and is 4-2 on the year.  Playing singles three for the Bulldogs is senior Jared Horowicz and he beat Oratory’s Nick Browne 6-2, 6-2.  

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The second doubles team is sophomore Ryan Salmon and freshman Brandon Wohl.  They played the deciding match of the contest.  It went three sets with Dayton winning the first one 6-3 and then losing the second one 5-7.  The rallied back and won the third set 6-3 against Oratory’s team of Murray and Hogan.

Oratory’s Ian Moore outlasted Dayton’s senior Colin McCormack 6-4, 6-3 on court one and their first doubles team of Githens and St. Amant  beat Dayton’s junior Adam Gelo and freshman Matthew Mlawski 6-3, 6-3.

This was only Dayton’s six match of the season and the fourth of the week.  They started the week with a 5-0 win over Johnson, and then lost 5-0 to Westfield and 4-1 to Governor Livingston Thursday.   Bad weather forced them to cancel at least five matches.

Union High School visits Dayton Monday for the next match followed by Dayton going to Oratory Prep for a rematch on Friday.  

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