Submitted by Coach Frank Noeson
The SGI boys’ tennis team finished the 2018 season with a 10-5 overall record and 7-5 in division, earning the team a tie for second place in ECIC Division 3.
Springville swept division opponents Pioneer (5-0, 5-0), Lake Shore (4-1, 5-0) and Maryvale (3-2, 3-2). The Griffins split matches with Iroquois, winning one match (3-2) and dropping the second (2-3). The team lost both matches to Cheektowaga (2-3, 2-3) and to division champs East Aurora (0-5, 1-4). SGI won all three non-league matches this season against Eden (5-0, 5-0) and Depew (5-0).
Of the 75 individual matches this season, the Griffins won 50 and dropped 25. The records for each of the Griffins who played for points are listed below:
1st Singles: Michael Spagnola, 9-6
2nd Singles: Maxx Solly, 8-6
3rd Singles/1st Doubles: Grant Karb, 10-3
2nd/3rd Singles/1st Doubles: Matt Sion, 9-4
1st Doubles: Connor Hughey, 8-5
1st/2nd Doubles: Wyatt Cudney, 13-2
1st/2nd Doubles: Scott Russell, 11-2
3rd Singles: Mike Place, 0-1
3rd Singles: Zach Hughey, 0-1
2nd Doubles: Wyatt Fuller, 2-2
2nd Doubles: Nathan Myers, 1-1
2nd Doubles: Jackson Richert, 1-0
This year’s team consisted of 20 players and four managers. Each of these players, from top to bottom, showed tremendous growth throughout the season despite the limited outdoor practice time. Every player on this team demonstrated excellent sportsmanship while representing SGI in a very respectful manner.
The team also earned the distinction of a Scholar Athlete Team with 16 of the players combining for a grade point average of 94.27. Two of the seniors, Matt Sion and Wyatt Cudney, were selected to the Section VI Spring Scholar Athlete Team.
Congratulations to the Griffins for a very successful season both on and off of the tennis court!