Boys Varsity Tennis · Pistelli, Arnold fall to Southmont in Hard Fought Final Match

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10:00 AM

Southmont Senior High School
South Putnam High School

Meet Recap

Our #1 doubles competed in the Individual Sectional against Southmont on Saturday. Despite the loss to Jack Reimondo and Reese Long (3-6, 3-6) Austin and Tanner played to win every point, and never gave up. Even when they were down in the second set after they lost the first, they continued to play to win every point, which has been the mainstay of the team this season. Tanner improved tremendously in consistency with his ground stroke, along with changing up his speed and spin on his serves, which kept his opponents guessing. As a sophomore, he performed with a poise and maturity that not many sophomores possess. Towards the end of the season, Austin was becoming more consistent with his first serve, improved his ground stroke’s consistency, and was a brick wall at the net. With his height and reach, it was hard for our opponents to find an opening. They both possess amazing hand speed and foot speed and I’ve enjoyed watching some of the incredible points they have won. With a record of 13 and 4, we will be fortunate to have them back next year. It’s been an incredible season, and I can’t thank the team enough for all that they have accomplished, and for their efforts. I believe it will jumpstart our program. As I told them before, next season starts now. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Banner Graphic and Joey Bennett for the great job they do in covering Putnam County athletics.