Bobcats get first tennis win over Perrysburg in a decade


PERRYSBURG — Bowling Green boys tennis swept the singles matches to defeat Perrysburg, 4-1, in Northern Lakes League tennis at Perrysburg Tennis Center Friday.

For BG, which improved to 8-6 overall and finished 5-2 in the NLL, it was the program’s first win over Perrysburg in over 10 years.

At first singles, BG’s Aaron Hershberger defeated Jevin Mullins, 6-0, 6-4, and at third singles, BG’s Paul Guo defeated Rowan Hallock, 6-1, 6-3, but the thriller match came at second singles, where BG’s Zack Mangan defeated Caleb Stein, 6-4, 6-4.

BG coach Andy Drumm said it was apparent that “Zack Mangan and Caleb Stein were very evenly matched.”

“Stein had big serves and powerful topspin groundstrokes. Mangan patiently kept the ball in play until there was a short ball when he could attack the net,” Drumm said.

“The first set was close until Mangan got a break of serve and hold to win the set, 6-4. In the second set Mangan was able to take advantage of a few errors and get to a 5-2 lead.

“Stein was able to string together some power groundstrokes to break Mangan and make the score 5-4. With Stein serving, the game went back and forth at deuce,” Drumm continued.

“After a double fault by Stein, Mangan charged the net and was barely able to get his racket on a great low shot. The volley barely went over the net and bounced twice for the winner.”

BG also won first doubles as Mathias Drumm and Theo Bock defeated Niranjan Bhagwat, 6-3, 6-2, Perrysburg got its only win at second doubles as Jack Kreienkamp and Jack Alscroft downed Guo and Robby Seiffert, 6-1, 6-1.

However, on Monday in Whitehouse, the Bobcats fell to Anthony Wayne, 5-0, in another NLL match.

Hershberger lost at first singles to Paul Borgess, 6-2, 6-2, Mangan lost a close match at second singles to Henry Diettrich, 6-4, 7-5, and Guo fell at third singles to Dom Bailey, 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, Mathias Drumm and Bock lost to Logan Sutto and Brody Sutto, 6-0, 6-1, and at second doubles, Goff and Seiffert fell to Ian Briars and Ben Talbert, 6-1, 6-1.

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