Douglas High boys tennis team loses close match
Despite three singles wins by Dylan Berke on Tuesday afternoon, the Douglas High boys tennis team dropped a closely contested 10-8 decision at home against Reed.
The two teams were even 3-3 after one round of the Northern 4A match and the score was 6-6 through two rounds, however, Reed won four of six sets in the third round.
Douglas saw its conference record fall to 1-3, while Reed improved to 1-3.
Berke, a senior, won three straight sets and dropped only one game along the way to remain unbeaten for the season.
The closest matchup of the day came in the second round when the Tigers’ doubles team of Andrew Collins and Range Chapman rallied from two points behind in the tie-breaker to outlast Reed’s Zach Roward and Jett Brook, 7-6 (8-6). Earlier, Collins and Chapman lost a 7-5 decision.
Josh Brown, who had been ill for the past week, won his first-round set in a tie-breaker over Jacob Ross, 7-6 (7-0).
Kindel Isham and Spencer Trivitt won their second- and third-round sets 6-4 and 6-2.
Senior Jarod Pieller picked up a 6-2 first-round win and then dropped a hard-fought 7-6 set against Reed’s senior No. 1, Jacob Ross. Ross rallied from a 6-5 deficit and went on to win the tie-breaker, 7-4.