Third set of two singles proves decisive in Linton win

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Wyatt McIntosh of Bloomfield hustles to return a shot against Kyle Anderson.
By Andrew Bowen

LINTON -- The third set of the last match to be played determined the victor Wednesday afternoon as host Linton squeaked by Bloomfield 3-2.

Bloomfield (2-8) won two singles matches, but Linton swept the doubles matches. Kyle Anderson of Linton split the first two sets of No. 2 singles with Wyatt McIntosh of Bloomfield as they were the last two varsity players to leave the court. Then Anderson used careful shot selection to defeat McIntosh 6-1 in the third set and pull out the victory for the Miners (3-6).

“It was a close match. It came down to Kyle Anderson at two singles,” said Linton coach Jamie Brown. “He just played really smart in the third set. Kyle kept the ball in and put it away when he had the chance.”

Kyle Anderson of Linton returns a shot against Wyatt McIntosh of Bloomfield. Anderson won the No. 2 singles match which provided Linton the edge in its 3-2 win over visiting Bloomfield.
By Andrew Bowen

Despite the loss, Bloomfield coach Mike said the Cardinals are playing better.

“Generally, we played with more energy than we have been playing,” he said. “I’m seeing some improvement.”

Turner Royal (B) improved his record to 7-3 at No. 1 singles by overcoming Dane Witty 6-3, 6-4.

Kyle Anderson defeated McIntosh 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

In the No. 3 singles match, Gage Lowry (B) prevailed over Kaleb Crane by a 6-2, 6-4 margin.

“Our singles guys played better than we have been playing,” Canty said. “It was a close match.”

Brothers Sammy Robbins and Silas Robbins (L) triumphed over Andrew Shelton and Graysen Medina 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 1 doubles match.

Cory Anderson and Caleb Frady (L) cruised past Donovan Cosgrove and Patrick Beard 6-0, 6-2.

“Linton owned the doubles,” Canty said.

Brown said she, too, thought both Miner doubles teams played well.

“They put a lot of shots away at the net. Both teams did,” she said.

In junior varsity action, Peyton Davis (B) thumped Jakob Goodwin 8-2, but Goodwin edged Reese Schulte 8-6.

Bloomfield will venture to the Washington Invitational at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The Cards will play Heritage Hills at 10:00 a.m. at the Sports Complex while Washington will take on Evansville Day at the Lena Dunn courts. At 12 noon, Bloomfield will play Evansville Day at the Sports Complex while Washington will play Heritage Hills at the Lena Dunn courts. In the final matches of the day, scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Bloomfield will play Washington at Lena Dunn and Heritage Hills takes on Evansville Day at the Sports Complex.

Linton travels to Princeton at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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