Nik Krastev and Hunter Gross had a strong showing during the Whaler tennis team’s matchup against the Monomoy Sharks on Nantucket Tuesday as the team’s top doubles pairing, winning in straight sets 6-0, 6-0, however Nantucket came up just short against the Sharks 3-2 and are still searching for their first win of the season.
“I think that the singles players left a little bit on the courts today,” Cheever said. “I think they needed to step up a hair. But these kids are good. We have our work ahead of us. Monomoy is also Div. 3 while we are Div. 4.”
None of Nantucket’s singles were able to come away with a victory. Henry Kathawala, the junior who was slotted as the Whaler’s third singles player, lost his first set 1-6 but bounced back with a much stronger effort in the second set despite losing 6-7.
The second doubles pairing of Hawkin Edwardes and Aiden Sullivan also had a strong day, winning their matchup in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.
“It was a great match, a lot of fun, and a beautiful day on Nantucket,” Cheever said. “I think we are jumping too much, standing up too fast. There are some technical things we got to work out and I think all three singles guys tend to jump a little. But for the doubles it was a great day. First doubles romped while second double napped in for the first four games (of the first set) and then they figured it out.”
The Whaler’s next match will be Monday, April 10 on the road against Bishop Connolly at a time to be determined.