The Batavia High School Boys Tennis Team beat Honeoye Falls-Lima today, 6-1.
Head Coach John Kirkwood thinks this team will be notching quite a few more wins this season.
"I see us going very deep in sectionals and I see us representing very well in the Class B tournament as we've done the past three or four years," Lockwood said.
Batavia is now 1-1 in Monroe County league play and 1-0 in its division.
In this early part of this season, with all the bad weather, Lockwood is letting his younger guys play a few more matches so they can gain some experience before the team heads into a tougher part of the schedule.
"That helps young guys develop and that will pay dividends for us down the road," Lockwood said.
The top three singles players are Nate Palmer, Jeff Redband and Samir Jain.
Palmer hasn't played yet this year, but Redband and Jain are off to good starts. Today, the two sophomores won their matches easily, 6-0 and 6-0 for Redband over Max Wilkinson, and Jain beat Leo Orsini 6-0, 6-1.
"We've got one of the tougher schedules we've had in five or six years," Lockwood said.
"We picked up Fairport. We picked up Webster-Schroeder. We've picked up the top programs for our top three or four guys. We need to make sure we had the best teams on our schedule for them to develop."
Advancing in sectionals will take a couple of the younger guys stepping forward and forming a strong doubles tandem.
Palmer, Redband and Jain are all candidates to go deep in singles play when sectionals arrive, Lockwood said, if not make it to state qualifiers.
Also today, Ken McMaster won over Alex Lazarus-Hall 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles, Tim Martin and Jon McMaster defeated Brett Peters and Garrett Fletcher 6-1, 6-0; Avery Midla and Caleb Jackson defeated Joe Moore and Ed Schauber 6-0, 6-0; and
David Knaudt and Ross Chua lost to Austin Ainsworth and Josh Geary 6-0, 6-0.
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