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Timber Wolves knock off Crusaders



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JESSE BROWN returns a shot during action against Moultonborough last week. Kathy Sutherland. (click for larger version)

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JESSE BROWN returns a shot during action against Moultonborough last week. Kathy Sutherland. (click for larger version)
April 19, 2010
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain tennis boys got coach Justin Carloni his first varsity win early last week, as the Timber Wolves bested Littleton by a 6-3 score, the team's first win in more than a year.

The Crusaders came to town on Monday, April 12, and the Timber Wolves captured four of the six singles matches to take a 4-2 lead into the doubles, where the hosts earned two more wins to seal the deal.

The highlight of the singles play was the come-from-behind victory at number one singles from Tyler Finethy, who battled back and recorded an 8-5 win to get the Timber Wolves off on the right track.

Morgan Roy, playing at number two, won 8-3, while Jesse Brown, playing at number four, won 8-6. Brad Cyr picked up an 8-6 win at number six.

The two Timber Wolf losses in singles were very close matches, with Sam Carpenter dropping a 9-7 decision at number three and Jared Parker falling by the same score at number five.

In doubles, the top team of Finethy and Brown fell by an 8-2 score, but Roy and Carpenter rallied for an 8-4 victory at number two to seal the win for the Timber Wolves.

Andrew and Zachary Carson, playing in the third doubles spot, earned their very first varsity win in their first match, picking up an 8-5 victory.

"All of the boys played well," Carloni said. "It definitely went better than last week."

The Timber Wolves had a bit of a struggle the next day when they hosted Moultonborough in a make-up game from the previous Friday when Mother Nature rained out the team's home opener.

The visiting Panthers rolled to a 9-0 win.

Finethy fell 8-6 at number one, while Morgan Roy and Sam Carpenter both dropped 8-3 decisions in the second and third spots respectively. Brown fell 8-5 at number four, while Parker lost an 8-1 decision at number five. Cyr fell 8-6 in the sixth spot.

Carpenter and Roy played at number one doubles and dropped an 8-2 decision, while Brown and Parker lost 8-6 in the second spot. Jacob Troy and Toby Hackett were shutout 8-0 in the third spot.

The Timber Wolves' trip to Berlin on Friday was postponed by rain (snow in Berlin) and the match was slated to be made up as part of a doubleheader after deadline Wednesday when Berlin was slated to visit Alton.

The Timber Wolf boys will be in action on Friday, April 23, when they head to Gilford for a 4 p.m. match. It will be the team's final match before the spring vacation. The boys are back in action on May 3.

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