Turpin Men’s Tennis Undefeated in ECC

Second Singles Ethan Caruso hits a forehand in his match against Loveland.

The Varsity Spartans of Turpin Men’s Tennis (@TurpinMTennis) topped four conference rivals this week in dual matches, completing the ECC regular season undefeated. Finishing 6-0 in the ECC, the Spartans beat Kings, Glen Este, and Walnut Hills to start the week, and completed the sweep with a win against Loveland on Friday.

The Spartans are led by First Singles Junior Grant Wendel, Second Singles Junior Ethan Caruso, and Third Singles Senior Will Muscatello. Going a combined 18-0 in ECC play, the trio has been unstoppable.

On Monday, versus the Knights of Kings, the Spartans won 4-1, on the strength of Singles and a First Doubles win for Senior Michael Borger and Sophomore Patrick Wantz in three sets.

On Tuesday, in a battle between Trojans and Spartans, Turpin prevailed over Glen Este, 5-0. Adding a win for the Spartans at Second Doubles was Junior Jake Kovach and Freshman McCoy Reynolds.

On Wednesday, the Spartans’ singles players swept the Eagles of Walnut Hills, and the Spartans won 3-2.

And finally, on Friday, the Spartans traveled to Loveland to face the Tigers for a chance to go undefeated in conference play. Wendel closed his match out first, winning 6-0, 6-0. Muscatello was next, finishing 6-1, 6-1. Caruso secured the victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win. Doubles was suspended due to rain after one set, and the Spartans took the match, 3-0, and the undefeated record.

Loveland finishes the regular season no worse than second place at 4-2. Anderson and Walnut Hills each stand at 3-2, with a match scheduled for Monday. Milford finished the season at 3-3.

Having reached the “half way” point toward an outright conference championship, Coach Kate Rodgers’ Spartans will compete on Tuesday in the ECC Tournament.

The Junior Varsity Team led by Coach Matthew Chaney also completed an outstanding ECC regular season at 5-1. They fell one match shy of an undefeated ECC season, losing to Walnut Hills, 3-2.

Follow Coach Kate Rodgers’ squad on Twitter: @TurpinMTennis

Michael Borger
Ethan Caruso
Jane Kavach
Reynolds McCoy
Will Muscatello
Colin Richardson
Jack Speelman
Patrick Wantz
Grant Wendel
Hayden Brownie
Logan Chavez
Sam Hammelrath
Grant Loewenstine
Reed Owens
Preston Rhodes
Cody Seeman
Max Speelman
David Thomas
Zachary Zellner

Coach Katelyn Rodgers

Kate is a Social Studies Teacher at Turpin High School. She attended Ohio Dominican University for her BA in Secondary Education and played for the University's tennis team. She returned to Ohio Dominican as the assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis teams and earned her Masters degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

Boys Tennis Roster

Will Muscatello 12
Michael Borger 12
Grant Wendel 11
Ethan Caruso 11
Jake Kovach 11
Colin Richardson 11
Jack Speelman 11
Patrick Wantz 10
McCoy Reynolds 9
David Thomas 10
Logan Chavez 10
Hayden Browne 10
Sam Hammelrath 10
Reed Owens 10
Grant Loewenstine 10
Preston Rhodes 9
Zach Zellner 9
Cody Seeman 9

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