BY JEFF FALK
The Cedar Crest tennis team endured its first setback of the season recently. And it was a good loss, or a bad one, depending upon one’s perspective.
With their sights firmly set on a Lancaster-Lebanon Section One championship, the Falcons fell to fellow contender Hempfield 5-2, on Tuesday in South Lebanon. While it was closer than the final score might indicate, that fact took very little sting out of the defeat for Cedar Crest.
Of the five matches that the Falcons lost, three went to ‘bonus tennis’ – that is some sort of tiebreaker. Had two of those three gone the other way, Cedar Crest would’ve emerged victorious and with their unblemished record intact.
At number two doubles, Cedar Crest’s Alex Koltun and Henry Overholt were strapped with an 8-7 (7-2) loss. Then at number one singles, Falcon Wes Fortna endured a 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 10-6 defeat.
And finally, CC’s Ryan Zinn was stung 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 at number three singles.
The loss dropped Cedar Crest to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in Section One. Hempfield improved to 12-0 on the spring and 7-0 in the league.