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September 19, 2013
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Carson edges Douglas in close contest

A few points here and there on Tuesday afternoon separated the Douglas and Carson boys tennis teams.

In the end, the Carson Senators prevailed 11-7 at home in a contest that saw eight sets decided by two games or less, two of which came down to tie-breakers. Carson (2-2) won six of those.

“We came up just short in six sets that were decided by some key points won by Carson,” said Douglas coach Rod Smith, whose Tigers dropped to 0-4 on the season. “Despite our loss, I am once again encouraged by our team’s ‘no quit’ mentality.”

Douglas was led by its No. 1 and 2 singles combo of Jon Pelcher and Connor Lyons, who were both unbeaten. Pelcher won his first two matches, 6-4.

“They played terrifically,” Smith said. “Between them, they won six hard fought sets.”

The Tigers’ No. 1 doubles team of Keaton Peters and Joey Swisher accounted for the team’s other win, which came in the second round.

“We will continue to be competitive and continue to be in position to win,” Smith said. “That’s all I can ask for from this young team.”

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