Carson High's first win of the season in girls tennis amounted to essentially another day of practice.
Wooster had only three players, so the Senators rolled to a 22.5-0 win on Thursday at Centennial Park. But the match did give Carson coach Diane Baker a chance to play some of her younger players.
In singles, Amber Whitworth and Simone Kuckenmeister both won 6-0 while Beth Ware won 6-1. In doubles, Ila Bottoms and Courtney Blankenship and Hannah Lang and Bottoms won 6-1 while Rachel Kuhn and Lang won 6-2.
"The younger ones got to play, which is good," Baker said. "I saw what they can do, I saw them in a match."
It figures that Carson should have no trouble with Hug on Tuesday before a key match with rival Douglas this Thursday.
"We're really looking forward to Douglas and hoping to give them a run for their money," Baker said.
CARSON BOYS 18, WOOSTER 4.5
Carson swept all nine singles matches, with No. 1 Josh Brekken, No. 2 Nick Weeks and No. 3 Dylan Stone winning three matches each in the Carson boys tennis team's rout of Wooster.
The highlight came when Stone overcame a 2-5 deficit to beat Wooster's No. 1 player 7-5.
John McDonald and Ed Jaquette also swept three matches at No. 1 doubles. John Whitworth and Brandon Waterman nearly pulled off a sweep in doubles, but fell to Wooster's No. 1 team in a tiebreaker.
"They played well," said Carson coach Pat Houlihan about Whitworth and Waterman. "They kept the ball in play."
Zach Caron and Tim Suchland won 6-2 in doubles for Carson. "Everyone played well," Houlihan said.