Aug. 26—The Washington boys tennis team played against a very good team from Loogootee on Thursday and fell 4-1 at Lena Dunn.
At No. 1 LHS's Isaac Waggner beat Hatchet Brycen Neidigh, 6-2 and 6-3, but WHS's Jayden Meredith beat Leighton Jefferies, 7-6(4), 4-6 and 7-6(2). Eli Parsons lost to Brandon Bledsoe, 1 and 1.
In doubles, WHS's Alex Myers and Ryan Emerick lost 1 and 0 to Peyton Bledsoe and Drew Walker, while Hayden Toomey and Brian Martinez lost 0 and 0 to Koen Waggner and Wade Walton.
"I can see why they are considered a top 25 team in the state right now. The team played well as a whole. The most competitive positions were at the 1st and 2nd singles. Brycen Neidigh at No. 1 singles always competes at a high level. Most games were highly contested and give credit to Isaac Waggner from Loogootee on his ability to stretch out points. Brycen is getting stronger with each match he plays and continues to improve. Jayden Meredith holds the No. 2 position on the team. His match did not disappoint going the distance in three sets against a talented player in Leighton Jeffers. There were numerous games that went to deuce and many 20 plus rallies in those games. Each player competed and tried various tactics to win games. Anytime there are two tiebreaks to determine the winner makes for an interesting match. Give credit to Jayden for pulling out a couple points to win the match in a third-set tiebreaker" said WHS coach Jason Johnston.