The Upper Dublin boys tennis team served up a winner in its first match of the season, downing North Penn High School by a score of 5-2 at home on Monday. However, it wasn't easy, as members of the squad had to rally from behind in three of the five winning matches.
The Cardinals took three of four doubles matches, led by first doubles partners Matt Swiren and Adam Chernow. The duo fell in the first set 6-7, but battled to take the second, 6-2, and third, 6-4, to earn the victory. The second doubles team of Adam Spiker and Kevin Wu would sweep their opponents 6-0, 6-2, while fourth doubles partners Joe Kwon and Jason Britchkow won 6-0, 6-3.
The Cardinal and Gray would also take two of three singles matches, with Jason Chaveson winning his last two sets 6-2 and 6-3 after falling in the first, 5-7, in 2nd singles. Jerry Li would also come back from losing his first set, 4-6, to earn 6-2 and 6-4 sets en route to a victory in 3rd singles.
The Cardinals are right back in action Tuesday with a home match against Central Bucks West at 3:30 p.m.
Upper Dublin 5, North Penn 2
1st singles - Mike Buxbaum (NP) def Hari Murali (UD) 6-1, 6-1
2nd singles - Jason Chavenson (UD) def Ethan Borochaner (NP) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
3rd singles - Jerry Li (UD) def Chris Mullen (NP) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
1st doubles - Matt Swiren/Adam Chernow (UD) def Lijia Kie/Sam Curlee (NP)
6-7, 6-2, 6-4
2nd doubles - Adam Spiker/Kevin Wu (UD) def Gabe Flores/Dan Tsai (NP)
3rd doubles - Amit Deshmukk/Nishant Deshmukk (NP) def Matt Paston
Tommy O'Brian (UD) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6
4th doubles - Joe Kwon/Jason Britchkow (UD) def Matt Oldt/George Keating (NP)