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Carlson, Casaus fall short in quarterfinals

Staff Reports
Shelby Casaus

Even though Douglas High’s Kelsey Carlson and Shelby Casaus came up short on Tuesday, they made things interesting in the Northern 4A Region Tennis Tournament girls doubles quarterfinals in Reno.

Carlson and Casaus, both juniors, lost 6-3, 6-3 against Reno’s Jazlynn Parker and Jillian Rovetti in a close match played at Bishop Manogue High. The Douglas team, seeded No. 11 coming into the tournament, won twice to improve its season record to 22-10.

“The girls held their own for most of the match, but just could not get past Jazlynn Parker, who was the clear dominant force on the court,” Douglas coach Dan Hannah said.

Parker and Rovetti finished third in the tournament and have lost only three times this season.

This marked the end of a successful season for the Tigers, who finished third with an 8-3 record during the Northern 4A regular season and advanced to the region team tournament. The Tigers reigned as region champions in 2015.