Douglas boys fall on tie-breaker
September 26, 2013
Wooster 10, Douglas 9 (Tiebreaker)
First round: Wong (W) d. Pelcher 6-4, Wan (W) d. Lyons (D) 6-2, Johnson (D) d. Bak 6-4, Peters-Swisher (D) d. Farrar-Gil 6-1, Guerrant-Meyerhoff (W) d. Sando-Whitely 7-6 (7-4), Barnes-Nanse (D) d. Gordon-Canas 6-3.
Second round: Wong (W) d. Lyons 6-1, Wan (W) d. Johnson 6-1, Pelcher (D) d. Bak 6-2, Farrar-Gill (W) d. Sando Whitely 6-4, Guerrant-Meyerhoff (W) d. Barnes-Nanse 6-2, Peters-Swisher (D) d. Gordon-Canas 6-1.
Third round: Wong (W) d. Johnson 6-2, Wan (W) d. Pelcher 6-1, Lyons (D) d. Nolan 6-1, Barnes-Nanse (D) d. Farrar-Gill 6-3, Peters-Swisher (D) d. Guerrant-Meyerhoff 6-1, Sando-Whitely (D) d. Gordon-Canas 6-4.
Even though every player in Douglas High’s lineup contributed at least one win on Tuesday, the Douglas High boys tennis team fell short, 10-9, in a tie-breaker against Wooster in Reno.
Led by a sweep in doubles during the third round, Douglas (0-6) came back to tie the score at 9-9, however, Wooster won the tie-breaker 5-1 in a rematch between first-round opponents.
The Tigers had their highlights on a blustery afternoon, including a sweep by the No. 1 doubles team of Keaton Peters and Joey Swisher.
“Up to this point, the only thing this team is lacking, is experience,” coach Rod Smith noted. “Each match, the team is getting more comfortable in pressure situations and is seemingly on the verge of playing consistently good tennis.”
David Sando and Landon Whitely also combined to pull out a key 6-4 win in their third-round set, plus they dropped a closely contested 7-6 decision (7-4 tie-breaker) in the first round.
Sammy Johnson enjoyed a successful singles debut for Douglas with a key 6-4 win in the first round. Kyle Barnes and Sam Nanse also picked up an important 6-3 win in the third round. Connor Lyons also secured a singles victory in the third round.