Hornets edge Harvey

Mike Schnur

Next man in was the theme of the day for the Kirtland tennis team on Friday.

The Hornets were missing three starters but managed to pull out a 3-2 win over visiting Harvey at Lakeland Community College.

“That was a big win for our young guys,” said Kirtland coach Bob Lasecki. “We were missing Kyle (Lutz), Alex (Weaver) and Lauren (Lutz) but came up with the big win.”

Mike Schnur moved from first doubles to third singles and picked up a key 6-2, 6-2 win.

“Mike is a great competitor,” Lasecki said. “He has improved a lot since the start of the season.”

Reid Friedenberg and Justin Aranavage lost competitive matches and first and second singles, respectively.

Octavian Dunca and Nathan Cardon decided the match their 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win at first doubles. Christian Heimsoth and Lance Dolovacky picked up a forfeit at second doubles.

“Octavian and Nathan really played well and came up with big shots when they needed to,” Lasecki said. “Coach Harvey and I love the versatile of our team and how they bounce back when they need to. I’m so happy for Octavian and Nate. It was a big win for them and the team. It seems like every match someone new steps up. Today it was Mike, Octavian and Nate.”

Kirtland travels to Wickliffe on Monday.

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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.