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Rider tennis opens season with win over Ravens

Record-Courier staff report Published: April 3, 2013 4:00 AM

Record-Courier staff report



The Rough Riders opened their season with a 5-0 victory at Ravenna on Tuesday afternoon. Roosevelt took an early 2-0 lead on the strength of its first and second doubles, but met stiff resistance at the three singles positions.

Alastair Seed secured the match with his 6-4, 6-1 third-singles win, while Ravenna's Seth Stennett (1st singles) and Ben Van Haase (2nd singles) took Benjie Hook and Richard Underwood into third sets before falling.

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"It's always tough to open on the road," said Kent Roosevelt coach Kim Uhlik. "But our men made the adjustments necessary to prevail against a talented (Ravenna) team."



Jerry Nightingale and Kyle Spellman combined for 15 strikeouts as the Ravens opened the season with a non-league win over the host Orangemen on Tuesday.

Ravenna jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and coasted the rest of the way.

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Danny Miller had three hit and three RBI to lead the Ravens, while Ben Morgan had a double, single an an RBI, and Trevin Knight rapped a double and two singles for Ravenna.

Russell Kline had a double to pace Ellet.


The host Falcons rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the first and the Vikings never recovered in a PTC cros-division contest.

Field (1-1) broke the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the third inning and Mitch Kisamore and Tristan Sprague combined on the mound to hold Waterloo (0-1) to just five hits.

Michael Poole ripped a home run. two doubles and drove in two runs to pace the Falcons' 15-hit attack.

Macklin Coleman had two singles and two RBI, Alex Bower smacked two singles and Zack Church drove in a pair of runs for Field.

Chase Cooper led the Vikings with two singles and an RBI.



The visiting Blue Jays (1-1) broke open a close game with five funs in top of the third inning on the way to a non-league win over the Ravens.

Ravenna (0-1) outhit Jackson-Milton 14-13, but the Ravens committed five errors to aid the visitors.

Megan Anderson led Ravenna with a two doubles and a single, Erica Thomas added a double and two singles, while Courtney O'Donnell rapped a double and single.

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