“It was definitely a big win,” Crawford said. “A lot of games went to two so it was a lot closer than the scoreline showed. But I think we both played well. I worked hard and I know Khushi got it. also done.
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Dennis and Goldberg, who played the first doubles this season for the Mustangs, and Ong and Geubtner, who played the second doubles, fought an intense battle Thursday.
Ong and Geubtner controlled most of the first set, getting off to a good start with a 4-3 and then a 5-4 lead. But, Dennis and Goldberg won back-to-back games to take a 6-5 lead. After the tiebreaker (because a set cannot end 6-5 because there must be at least a two-point margin in the initial set), Dennis and Goldberg won 7-6.
“He feels good. I was a little nervous, but at least I got to play some people I knew,” said Dennis, 15, of Northfield. “So it was comfortable.”
Playing against teammates “was definitely weird” but “wasn’t as competitive as (playing against) other schools because we knew each other,” Dennis added.
Goldberg agreed, adding that the first set was so close because all four knew how each played. Both Dennis and Goldberg are sophomores.
“I’m glad our hard work paid off,” said Goldberg, 16, of Linwood. “It feels good to win. It was a lot of fun and I think we did really well.