McCallie Netters Top Baylor, 4-3

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

McCallie won four of six singles matches to edge host Baylor, 4-3, in a D-II East/Middle Region tennis match Wednesday.

Baylor claimed the doubles point by winning two of three matches to lead 1-0 going to singles, but McCallie won singles matches at Nos. 2-4-6 and 5 to secure the victory before Baylor took wins at Nos. 1 and 3.

At No.2 singles, Cody Gubin was the first Blue Tornado off the court by defeating Jack Gray in straight sets to even the team score at 2-2.

McCallie then claimed wins at Nos.4-6-5 – Aaron Speicher, Carter Eaves and Turner Voges – to gain the victory with two matches still to finish. Baylor then posted wins at No.1 (Marko Mandic) and No.3 (Chad Woodham).

“Losing the doubles point makes it tough on a team, but anytime you win four of six singles it’s good,” said McCallie coach Eric Voges.

The Blue Tornado, which also beat Baylor 4-3 earlier this month, improves to 7-4 and secures the second spot in the D-II East/Middle Region, while Baylor (4-6) is third. McCallie will receive a first round bye in the region playoffs and then will host a quarterfinal match.

Double Winners: singles and doubles winners were McCallie’s Cody Gubin and Aaron Speicher and Baylor’s Marko Mandic and Chad Woodham.

Rally Caps: At No.1 singles, Baylor’s Marko Mandic trailed 0-5 in the first set, but battled back to force a tie-breaker but ended up losing that set … but was down 1-3 in the second set and won 6-3 and then won 10-8 in the 10-point tie breaker for the third set … At No.4 singles, McCallie’s Aaron Speicher trailed 2-5 in the first set before winning, 7-5, 6-1

Next Matches: Thursday in Nashville -  McCallie vs. Memphis Univ. School … McCallie, MBA, Baylor, MUS and others will compete in the Fred Carter Invitational in Nashville this weekend.

McCallie 4, Baylor 3

Doubles (worth 1 team point)

1 Marko Mandic-Jack Gray (Bay) def. Daniel Pare-Luke Orthner, 8-3

2 Cody Gubin-Aaron Speicher (McC) def. Niamke Shropshire-Claudio Baldavino, 8-6

3 Cooper Long-Chad Woodham (Bay) def. Turner Voges-Carter Eaves, 8-6

Order of Finish: 1-2-3

Singles

1 Marko Mandic (Bay) def. Daniel Pare, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-8

2 Cody Gubin (McC) def. Jack Gray, 6-3, 6-2

3 Chad Woodham (Bay) def. Luke Orthner, 6-3, 3-6, 10-4

4 Aaron Speicher (McC) def. Niamke Shropshire, 7-5, 6-1

5 Turner Voges (McC) def. Claudio Baldavino, 6-3, 6-3

6 Carter Eaves (McC) def. Cooper Long, 7-5, 6-0

 Order of Finish: 2-4-6-5-3-1

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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