Dragons lose to Blue Jays

BRETT R. CROSSLEY/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Lewisburg’s Cole Temple charges the net and returns a ball against Central Columbia’s Connor Ryan during a match Tuesday at Central Columbia.

BLOOMSBURG –Lewisburg’s Sawyer Fisher held on through the opening set of his No. 3 singles match against Central Columbia’s Will Bodenman.

The second set didn’t go his way as Bodenman won, 6-3. As the two prepared for their final set, rain started to fall and the pair was forced to play a super tie-breaker to determine the winner.

Fisher outlasted Bodenman to win the tie-breaker, 10-4. Chen Chen Bu and Josh Nichols won their No. 2 double match, but it wasn’t enough to knock off Central Columbia, which moved to 14-0 with a 3-2 win over the Dragons.

“Both doubles team were close and tight and they both played really well,” Lewisburg coach Samuel Harer said. “Both of those matches could have gone either way for us.”

Gu and Nichols thought they wouldn’t even have a chance to finish their No. 2 doubles match as rain started to fall. The overall match was already at hand as John Duncan and Connor Ryan won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respectively.

Duncan cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Zach Higgins and Ryan beat Cole Temple 6-2, 6-0 for the first two points of the match.

“The guys had a lot of confidence going into the match today,” Harer said. “They were really excited for it and the energy levels seemed good. I’m really happy with how the team is playing this year.”

The No. 1 and No. 2 singles might not have gone the way the Dragons wanted, but the No. 3 certainly did as Sawyer outlasted Bodenman to hand him his first loss of the season.

“It’s good,” Fisher said. “I’m happy, but this match could have gone either way. Confidence-wise I’m really happy with how I played.”

Central Columbia 3, Lewisburg 2

SINGLES

1. John Duncan (CC) def. Zach Higgins, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Connor Ryan (CC) def. Cole Temple, 6-2, 6-0; 3. Sawyer Fisher (L) def. Will Bodenman, 7-5, 3-6, (10-4).

DOUBLES

1. Matt Hubert/Holden Hazzard (CC) def. David Han/Cole Casimir, 6-3, 6-3; 2. Chen Chen Gu/Josh Nichols (L) def. Alex Tapsak/Saman Naseri, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Records: Lewisburg (10-2), Central Columbia (14-0). Next match: Lewisburg at Muncy, today, 4 p.m.; Hughesville at Central Columbia, today, 4 p.m.

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