Atlanta International School, Whitefield Academy Split Wins As AIS Boys Remain Unbeaten
On Thursday, the Atlanta International School Eagles boys and girls tennis teams where in action as they hosted the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack in a region match. On the boys side, both the Eagles and Wolfpack came into the match with no losses on the season and tied for first in the region standings. The first win of the day would go to the Eagles as senior, Heys Parker would be in full control of his one singles match, defeating Fletcher Barnett 8-1. “I thought I was consistent, I served well, tried to hit my spots with my serve and make a high percentage of those and just kind of move them around,” Parker said following his win. And while Parker was pleased overall with his performance, he did not hesitate to point out areas he’d like to work on down the stretch of the season, specifically his returns. “I missed a few of those so making sure I don’t give any free points,” Parker said.
However, the Wolfpack would take the next two matches as the one doubles duo of brothers Davis and Drew Saad would give Whitefield their first win after they defeated Colin Crawford and Sebastian Terwindt 8-1, followed by Branden Carmen’s 8-4 two singles win over Kalvin Yi. Eventually, the Eagles would tie the match up 2-2 thanks to their two doubles team of Mauricio Uribe and McLary picking up an 8-6 win over Whitefield’s Trey Canter and Bronson Holsinger, making the three singles match up between AIS freshman, Tomas Uribe and Whitefield’s Jonathan Kern the deciding factor.
Kern and Uribe’s match up would have multiple momentum changing moments, including Kern battling back from trailing 7-5 in the match to tie the set 7-7. However, Uribe keeping his composure, would hold off Kern, taking the next two points to pick up the 9-7 win, giving the Eagles the 3-2 win, keeping them unbeaten on the season. Meanwhile on the girls side, Whitefield’s Isabel Comstock would bring home the first win after she defeated Valentina Martinez Gonzalez 8-3, in a match she controlled most of the way. “I think I did well finishing points and just playing smart,” Comstock said following her win on Thursday. And with several back to back days of matches coming up for the Wolfpack, Comstock said her area of improvements will be “placing balls a little bit smarter, making sure that every point, I know exactly where I want to hit it every single time,” Comstock added.
And while the Eagles would take the next win in girls competition as their one doubles team of Josephine Seuge and Julia Curnyn would pick up a 9-7 win over Amelia Johnson and Audrey Hamilton, Whitefield’s Addie Davis would get the 8-0 win over Chloe Carmichael to give the Wolfpack the 2-1 lead in the match. The Eagles would tie the matchup as Chloe Steichenberger and Nava Rezaiamiri would get the 8-1 two doubles win over Stella Baran and Makenzie Hamlin, however Whitefield’s Peyton Holsinger would dominate in her three singles match, picking up an 8-1 win over Aanya Sahni, helping the Wolfpack pick up the 3-2 win.