Friday’s Mid-Southern Conference tennis match wasn’t on the line. Brownstown Central already had it in the bag.
But it was important to Brownstown Central junior Chaz Schneider to finish off Salem’s Caleb Couch in three sets at No. 1 singles. Being in that top spot, Schneider faces every opponent’s best player, and at times, winning can be a challenge.
He fell behind 3-0 in the first set before winning 7-5. Schneider then won the first three games of the second set, but Couch rallied for a 6-4 win. And in the final set, Schneider was up 4-1 before Couch made another rally to even the score. Schneider then broke serve and won on serve for a 6-4 win, giving Brownstown the 5-0 win.
“It was very important because it’s really tough at No. 1 singles. I’m still getting used to it. I’m trying to get my record back up because I got off to a slow start,” Schneider said of pulling out the victory.
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