PLYMOUTH, MI (August 25, 2020) – In the first official athletic event since March 13, the PCA Eagles Co-Ed Tennis Team downed Southfield A and T, 7-1 in a dual match played at the Downtown Plymouth PARC.
PCA’s team looks a bit different this year, having graduated six seniors and losing two others for other concerns. But the team has grown to 15 strong and has plenty of depth.
Playing in the always tough #1 singles spot, Senior newcomer, Alessandra Barker dropped an evenly played two-set match to her Southfield opponent.
The other Eagle singles players won their matches, but they were battles. At #2, Tim Perumalla rallied in both sets to earn a 6-3, 7-6 win. Freshman Brett Holmes squandered match points in the second set but played brilliantly in the third to earn a 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 win at #3 singles. The #4 singles match seemed to go on forever, but Senior Co-Captain Francesca Barker won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.
The doubles matches were routs for PCA. At #1, brothers Christian and Evan Southerland, both new to the team, won 6-0, 6-0. The #2 doubles team of Vinnie Lewan and Stosh Zasadny dispatched their opponents by the identical score.
The #3 team of Co-Captain, Isaac Demko and Eshton Krieger and the #4 team of Anna Brown and Rebecca Nokku earned forfeit victories. Southfield A and T could only field a team of eight today.
Other members of the Eagle squad who dressed for the matches were Emma Clark, Nicole Katrib and Brady Smith.
The team of Emma and Nicole lost a close set in a tiebreaker against their opponents and Brady was leading 5-0 when the match was called.
PCA hits the road on Saturday when they play Lansing Christian. Play begins at 1pm.