Grantsville won their third singles match and their first doubles match fairly easy, but to come away with the team victory it all came down to second doubles against Bear River.
After dropping the second set 7-5 to level the sets at 1-1, Jacob May and Dallin Dalton went back to business and ran away with the third set 6-1 to help Grantsville clinch a 3-2 team victory over Bear River in Garland Tuesday afternoon.
“After it was all over and done, I was happy that we got the win as a team,” said Grantsville coach Scott Mouritsen. “My third singles and both doubles teams have been holding true for us.”
First doubles team of Devin Orgill and Zac Garrard made the quickest work of Bear River as they only dropped one single game to their opponents Clayton Welch and Nathan Evans.
Orgill and Garrard dropped the game in the first set 6-1 and then went on to blank their opponents in the second set 6-0.
Tyler Colson took care of business at third singles for Grantsville over Garrett Fronk. Colson cruised to a 6-2 victory in the first set and then closed out the match with a 6-4 victory in the second.
May and Dalton were able to win their first set 6-3 over Bear River’s Mich Walker and Derek Seals. In the second set however, Walker and Seals fought back to take the second 7-5.
May and Dalton regrouped for Grantsville in the third and made quick work in the 6-1 victory to seal the team match for Grantsville.
First and second singles were nearly victories for the Cowboys as each match went into a third set.
Tanner Elsholz at second singles for Grantsville appeared to be cruising when he won the first set 6-2 over Augmon Jolley. The second set was a different story as Jolley fired back for a 6-2 victory his own in the second set and then carried that momentum into the third to seal the match with a 6-3 win for Bear River.
At first singles, Braden Sandberg had a rough go in the first set to Bear River’s Tyson Jessop. Without giving up a game, Jessop blanked Sandberg 6-0, only to have Sandberg fight back in the second with a 6-2 victory to force a third set. Unfortunately, Jessop battled back to take the third set and gave Bear River their second point but Grantsville came out on top as a team.
In junior varsity action, Lane Sutton was able to pick up a 6-2 victory in exhibition for Grantsville, the doubles tandem of Nathan Krogh and Jeff Tucket picked up a 6-3 win.
Grantsville will look to continue to improve as they participate in a tournament in Logan on Saturday.