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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBKevin Ge picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win Monday against Pocono Mountain, helping to keep the Emmaus’ boys tennis team undefeated this season. Copyright - DonHerb                                               PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBKevin Ge picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win Monday against Pocono Mountain, helping to keep the Emmaus’ boys tennis team undefeated this season. Copyright - DonHerb

Hornet tennis wins first nine matches

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Spring may not have shown its face yet this year, but that has not slowed down the Emmaus boys tennis team. When there is no rain or snow and the courts are playable, the Hornets (9-0 overall) have taken to the courts and left winners thus far during the 2018 season.

That continued last Monday afternoon at Emmaus High School when the Hornets defeated Pocono Mountain East 7-0 on a cold, windy day to remain undefeated.

“It’s been a good start for us here so far,” said head coach Dimitri Diamondopolous. “I think we’ve had some good overall performances from some individuals, but also it’s been nice to see the team as a whole winning matches.”

Outside of two victories by default, Emmaus had eight players record wins Monday.

No. 1 singles player Sean Jaeger won 6-0, 6-0, and Kevin Ge picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles action. Grant Haffner won by default at No. 2 singles.

In doubles action, Jake Caverly and Matt Hudak teamed up at the No. 1 spot in the lineup, and held on to win 8-4. Siraaj Sumar and Ryan Peiffer earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. Sumeet Singh and Noah Ross never lost a game, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 doubles. The duo of Aiden Springs and Quinn Erk also won by default.

“[Pocono Mountain] did not have some of their guys, so we were at a bit of an advantage today,” said Diamondopolous. “But that shouldn’t take away from the way that the guys played today. They came out and played really well once again, and I’m hoping that this continues moving forward.”

With wins against eight Eastern Pennsylvania Conference teams to date, Emmaus is playing strong tennis and showing the success that it could experience in the postseason. With a postponement last week still having to be made up, the Hornets will continue their busy week this week with matches against Northampton (Tuesday) and Dieruff Thursday.