by Robert Baldwin
By winning 18 of the 21 contested matches against Hohenfels, Kaiserslautern made a statement that it is a force to be noticed.
The Raiders boys swept singles two through six and all three doubles matches. Freshman Alexander Brunk ran his singles record to 2-0 for the season, capturing his number four singles match against Hohenfels. The number one doubles team of Olaitan Powdar and Devon Holly won a thrilling and crowd pleasing come from behind match in a championship tiebreaker for the second week in a row to stay unbeaten. Holly, Luca Petritz, Micah San Pedro and Powdar all captured singles wins.
Defending DODEA champion sophomore Aiva Schmitz captured her girls singles and doubles match with comfortable wins. Sophomore Rebecca Moon remained undefeated in singles and doubles, capturing a convincing 8-1 number four singles match. Gabriela Ramirez, Avery Standiford and Olivia McNamara also captured singles wins.
“This was an excellent day for our players, to gain some successful match experience in front of the hometown crowd,” said Coach Gabriell Horton. Coach Elizabeth Quinn added: “We couldn’t have asked for better efforts from our student athletes at this early juncture of the season… this is a building block of success.”
The Raiders next home match is on Sept. 28 against SHAPE.