The #13 Royals were able to pick up a win on Monday as they hosted Guerin Catholic.

The Royals won by a final of 4-1. 

At #1 singles, Andrew Orme had was victorious 6-0, 6-1. 

“Andrew did a nice job of varying his shots when his opponent came to the net,” Head Coach Kirk Webber said. “He had some great passes and many good lobs.”

 At #2 singles, freshman Paul Schneider won 6-0, 6-2. 

“Paul did a very good job of constructing points tonight,” Webber said. “He had multiple volley, overhead, and drop shot winners. He also had seven forehand winners.”

 At #3 singles, freshman Rohan Golla was victorious, winning 6-2, 6-1. 

“Rohan also did a nice job of building the point, being patient, using angles, and then attacking when the opportunity came,” Webber said of Golla. “He had 22 winners against a very consistent and fast player, which is quite impressive. He also finished points in a variety of ways: short balls, volleys, overheads, and drop shots. Our singles guys are continuing to get better every match.”

At #1 doubles, Andrew Spirrison and Daniel Verde lost two very close sets. 

“It was good tennis played at a high level,” Webber said of the duo’s close defeat. “Guerin had two of their stronger players playing doubles (Metzger & Harrington), so it was a good challenge for our team. After a back-and-forth first set, we had a set point up 6-5, but Metzger made a great play on a drop volley by Andrew to keep Guerin alive. Unfortunately, we ended up dropping the set 5-7 in a tiebreaker. Our guys showed some toughness as they kept fighting in the second set. After getting down 1-3, they reeled off 3 straight games to go up 4-3. Unfortunately, Guerin finished strong by getting a late break to take the set 7-5. Andrew & Daniel played very well. Just a few errors was probably the difference in that match.” 

At #2 doubles, Logan Hubbard and Jackson Bill won 6-2, 7-5 against a very good defensive team. 

“We had a great first set as we were aggressive and putting away balls,” Webber said. “In the second set, we started making some more mistakes and Guerin got a little more consistent, and we struggled to get a break. Finally in the 12th game, we were able to get the break we were looking for to win 7-5. It was a good battle, and it was fun for these guys to step up and win the match in dramatic fashion. We had some very good hustle points against a team that was pretty good at lobbing.”

The Royals improve to 7-6 on the year and will be back in action Wednesday night as they travel to Lebanon.