Landrum men’s tennis team come up short against SDS
Published 10:57 pm Sunday, March 10, 2019
After earning a forfeit win Wednesday over Spartanburg Christian Academy, the Landrum’s boys’ tennis team met their rivals from Spartanburg Day School. They played well, but earned their first loss of the season on Thursday.
The Cardinals, coming off a (16-4) campaign in their 2018 season, a dramatic turnaround after their disappointing (0-15) 2017 season, hope to defeat every public high opponent this season, according to head coach Paul Schulman Jr.
Schulman had noted that most Spartanburg Day players continue their tennis play in college.
The Cardinals’ #1 player, Mateo David a rangy sophomore with a blazing serve, had his plate full against his Thursday opponent, earning many of his points while serving. David is a returning All-Region player.
Schulman’s number two player is Grayson Bateman, a junior. Newcomer Joseph Cunningham, just a seventh-grader, is already 5-1.
Call the Cardinals young, but count on them to perform very well. “We are coming off a (16-4) season with eight returning players, and no seniors,” Schulman observed.
Weather permitting, the Cardinals will be busy coming week. Starting Monday, they visit Broome, they host Chapman, Woodruff and Christ Church Episcopal, respectively, March 11-14.