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Oldham teams pose challenge for Bullitt East

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By Mike Farner

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - Even though tennis is played on an asphalt surface, you can’t play in the rain.

Local tennis teams met the same fate as other spring sports the past couple of weeks as there wasn’t a lot of action between raindrops.

The Bullitt East boys’ team suffered its first loss, a 3-2 setback to North Oldham.

In singles, Dalton Sego defeated Eddy Hernandez 6-4, 6-4 on court one. Evan Reister fell 6-1, 6-2 and Jacob Stiles lost 6-0, 6-2 on the other singles courts.

In doubles, Reese Milburn and Matt Phipps defeated Jake Dunkelberger and Seth Wallace 6-1, 6-4 on the first court. But Zach Marlett and Hunter Norris fell 6-2, 6-4 on court two doubles.

In another boys’ match, North Bullitt lost 3-0 against Holy Cross on Thursday.

Dylan Greer fell 6-4, 6-2 to Scott Berger in the lone singles match.

In doubles, Sam Druen and Lucas Johnson fell 6-1, 6-3 on court one and Austin Hellman and Zac Lamkin lost 6-2, 6-1.

This past Tuesday, it was Oldham County that dealt the Bullitt East boys a 3-2 setback.

Tom Brentrup lost the first set 6-0 against Oldham’s Kyle Stewart but came back to win the final two sets 7-5, 7-5 on court one. Dalton Sego continued his winning ways on court two by defeating Josh Walker 6-2, 6-4. On court three, Michael Taylor defeated Charger Hunter Norris 8-1.

In doubles, the top Charger duo of Matt Phipps and Reese Milburn fell 6-3, 6-3 to Matt Stewart and Tom Schaller. On court two, Peyton Roberts and Drew Myers defeated Bullitt East’s Julian Bernard and Even Reister 6-1, 6-0.

The Chargers got back on the winning track on Thursday when they defeated Collins 5-0.

In singles, Brentrup and Sego breezed through their opponents with each winning 6-0, 6-0. On court three, Norris defeated David Hormell 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, Milburn and Phipps defeated Hunter Purnell and Derek Stivers 6-1, 6-3 on court one. The second doubles team of Bernardi and Reister defeated Cameron Morris and John Usher 6-1, 6-1.