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Shepaug tennis tops HVRHS


By Patrick L. Sullivan

LAKEVILLE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boy’s tennis team dropped a match 4-1 to Shepaug Valley High School Tuesday, April 9.

Leo Clayton, who has been playing just two years, gave it his all against Shepaug on April 9 but came up short in the tiebreaker. Photo by Patrick Sullivan

HVRHS’s Manny Matsudaira won a third-set super tiebreaker over the last year’s Berkshire League runner-up. 

“He won the first set 6-1 and then lost the second set 6-4. Instead of a full third set, we play a 10-point super tiebreaker to decide the match. Leo lost that 10-6,” said Coach Jeff Tripp. 

Leo Clayton “lost a tough match” in three sets, the coach added.

“Tennis is so unique in that there is no clock to run out,” Tripp said. “So, when you get a lead, you have to keep winning points and games to win the match.”

“It was a really well played match from both players with a lot of attacking at the net and great lobs to counter. Leo is a senior but only playing tennis for his second season. He’s gotten much better really fast, and hopefully this match will provide him some lessons moving forward,” the coach concluded.This spring HVRHS is playing matches at the Salisbury town courts in Lakeville, as the courts at the high school.

Story courtesy of the Lakeville Journal

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