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Birdsall's tennis coaching debut at LHS a success
Litchfield.bz (04-04-17)


Litchfield's Charlie Shanks returns a shot in singles play during a season-opening win over Lewis Mills on Monday. John McKenna photos

Litchfield High’s boys tennis team got off to a strong start on Monday by defeating Lewis Mills 4-1.
 
Coaching the Cowboys this spring is Dean Birdsall, who takes over from longtime coach Than Southard.
 
Litchfield swept the three singles matches in netting the win over Mills.
 
Singles results:
Charles Shanks (L) defeated Harry Honig (LM), 6-0, 6-2.
Miles Chapman (L) defeated Shawn Magill (LM), 6-2, 7-6.
Ryan Garden (L) defeated Troy Butler (LM), 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles results:
Jon Grolead and Jacob Paciotti (LM) defeated Zachary Kwalick and Buckley Huffstetter (L), 6-3, 1-6, 10-2.
Spencer Sivillia and Noah Van Handel (L) defeated Jeremy Richter and Eli Jones (LM), 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

Zachary Kwalick returns a backhand shot in doubles for Litchfield while his partner, Buckley Huffstetler provides backup.

Ryan Garden reaches to return a shot in singles play.

 

Miles Chapman slugs a forehand return.

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