Morgan is not generally known as a powerhouse in tennis. But for the 2005 boys net season, the Trojans have proven otherwise and the rest of the Region 11 ranks might want to prepare for a talented squad.
Morgan powered to a decisive 5-0 triumph over Tooele Thursday on the Trojans’ home courts and registered an impressive league triumph.
Reed Nielson, Jake Blazzard and Taylor Wamsley completed a singles sweep for the hosts, while the two Trojan doubles teams also posted victories as well.
The setback for Tooele comes on the heels of a 4-1 setback earlier in the week to county neighbor Grantsville and drops the Buffs’ overall record for the season at 5-5.
Tooele will look to regroup today when the Buffs venture to Ogden to tangle with region rival Ben Lomond and return home Wednesday to host Bear River, both at 3:30 p.m.
The last victory for the Buffs was a 5-0 whitewash of Delta, March 30 on the Rabbits’ home courts.
Tooele Coach Derek Smith said the team just didn’t show the confidence and intensity needed to compete against an improved Trojan net squad this spring.
“We didn’t show up mentally ready to play,” he said. “We just weren’t able to compete at the level we should have. It was a disappointing loss. They have, surprisingly, a skilled and athletic team. But we should have been able to compete and it should have been a lot closer than it was. We need to recognize we need to come with our best effort to beat any team across the net from us and we’re not doing that right now.”
Morgan 5 – Tooele 0
The Trojans registered a league triumph over the Buffs Thursday in Morgan.
Morgan’s Reed Nielson battled to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Cody Castle at first singles while Trojan teammate Jake Blazzard fought to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tooele’s Sean Neumann at second singles.
Wamsley captured a 6-2, 6-1 win over Tooele’s Greg Auxier at third singles to complete the singles sweep for the hosts.
In doubles action, the Trojan tandem of Derek Wiscombe and Brock Weeks recorded a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Tooele duo Denis Tillman and Hayden Farley at first doubles. Meanwhile, the Morgan combo of Steven Miles and Japeth Rupp logged a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Buff tandem Josh Snow and Brian Buzianis at second doubles.
In junior varsity play, the doubles teams of Kevin Schmidt-Josh Wickersham and Dylan King- Austin Jasper earned wins for the Buffs.