OAKLAND CITY — Rivet’s No. 2 doubles team of Luke Weiss and Peyton Mayles came through in a second-set tiebreaker, helping the Patriots secure a 4-0 Blue Chip Conference tennis win over Wood Memorial on Wednesday.
The Patriots (3-3, 2-1 Blue Chip) didn’t lose a game in the other three spots. No. 1 Samuel Hinkle and No. 2 Noah Donovan came through for 6-0, 6-0 singles wins, and No. 1 Grant Freeman-Peyton Catt had the same winning score in doubles. Both teams forfeited the No. 3 singles match.
Rivet coach Aaron Pea noted that it was the first win for the Weiss-Mayles tandem, who pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) match.
“I was really happy to see Peyton and Luke win,” Pea said. “They won the first set pretty easy and then things got tight in the second set. Luke and Peyton got a little nervous at that point, but they stuck with it and pulled together at that time. The team was also behind them cheering them on. So once they won, it was nothing but cheers.”
On Tuesday, Barr-Reeve knocked off Rivet in a league match, 4-1.
The Patriots win came from No. 1 singles, where Donovan posted a 6-4, 6-0 win. Losses were by No. 2 singles Hinkle, 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 singles Charlie Niehaus, 6-3, 6-2; No. 1 doubles Catt-Freeman, 6-0, 6-1; and No. 2 Weiss-Mayles, 6-0, 6-1.
Rivet plays at Loogootee at 4:30 p.m. Monday.