Waynesville beats Lebanon again, this time 7-2

LEBANON — Waynesville Tennis took another game from the Lebanon Yellowjackets on Thursday, this time 7-2.

Robert Osborn kicked things off for the Tigers, making quick work of his opponent 8-1.

“Robert has such great ball placement and plays smart tennis,” Waynesville coach Kayla Wilson said. “He runs his opponents all over the court and works them until they can't return his sharp-angled shots.”

Hunter Sadler had a tougher time with his match, but also won, 8-5.

After Nels Lund suffered a loss in a close battle, 8-6, Kyle Roberts got the team back on track.

“I enjoy watching Kyle Play,” Wilson said. “His match started out very close. The rallies were long, in a battle of consistency, but Kyle proved to be the stronger player, running his opponent into the ground.”

Roberts won his game 8-3, but it wasn't as easy as the score indicates. He had, yet again, one of the longest matches of the season, if not the longest according to Wilson.

“The players hit deuce multiple times, just waiting for the other to make the mistake,” Wilson said. “Kyle finally took control while exhausting his opponent early. Once he had his opponent worn out, it was a short win from there on out.”

Brian Fields and David Lund took their matches 8-3 and 8-5 respectively to finish out the singles matches.

In doubles, Osborn and Sadler destroyed Chad Howerton and Bennett Brown 8-1.

Nels Lund and Brian Fields fell to Dakota Nichols and Kenyon Clark.

Finally, Roberts and David Lund defeated John Rogers and Justin Beck 8-3.

The Tigers will be back in action next week when they play two matches at home, one on Monday against Osage and the other on Thursday versus Salem, and then they will host the Waynesville Invitational on Saturday.