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Nation Ford High’s tennis team wins 2 straight

Nation Ford’s Jonathan Habbick serves the ball during the Falcons’ match against Clover.
Nation Ford’s Jonathan Habbick serves the ball during the Falcons’ match against Clover.

The Nation Ford Falcons boys’ tennis program picked up two key wins this week against Region III-4A opponents.

Nation Ford beat Clover and Fort Mill by identical 5-1 scores and the wins pushed the Falcons’ record to 5-2.

Against Fort Mill, Nation Ford dropped just the No. 1 singles match, as the Jackets’ Aporva Mehta beat Alex Smith 6-4, 6-1.

In No. 2 singles, Nation Ford’s Max Kell beat Sahil Mashih 6-2, 6-4 and in No. 3 singles the Falcons’ Rahul Hassani beat Max Sanford 6-0, 7-5.

Nation Ford’s Thomas Welch beat Graham Lancaster 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 singles and Ajay Hassani beat Zach Dodson 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.

In the only doubles match, Sanjeev Hassani and Riley Jordan of Nation Ford teamed to beat Trey Robertson and Josh Hall 6-4, 6-1.

Earlier in the week against Clover, the only line Nation Ford lost was at No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles Raj Dwvedi won 6-1, 6-1 and Smith won 6-0, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

Rahul Hassani won in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 12-10 at No. 4 singles and Kell won at No. 5 singles 6-4, 6-2. In No. 2 doubles, Welch and Ajay Hassani teamed to win 6-2, 6-2.

Fort Mill fell earlier in the week to Clover 5-1 with the only win coming from the Jackets being in the No. 5 singles as Dodson won 6-3, 6-0.

Mac Banks: mbanks@comporium.net, @MacBanksFM

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