Tigers fall short against Miners
Dylan Berke and Josh Brown each won two of their three singles sets Thursday, however, the Douglas High boys tennis team came up on the short end of a 10-8 score at home against Bishop Manogue.
Douglas (2-5 league) won four of six sets in the third round, including all three of the doubles sets, but Manogue (5-2) was able to hang on to secure its team victory.
Among the Douglas highlights, Berke handed Manogue’s Glenn Bydalek his first loss of the league season by a 6-3 score in the second round. Later, Berke lost 7-6 in the third round against Manogue sophomore Jake Smith in a set decided by a 7-2 tie-breaker. Smith’s season record is 9-2, Berke is 9-3 and Bydalek 10-1.
Brown (8-3) picked up a 6-2 win over Smith in the first round and then outlasted Christian Boudoumit in the second, 7-5. Brown lost his final set, 6-3, against Bydalek.
The Tigers’ doubles team of Kindel Isham and Spencer Trivitt rebounded from losses in the first two rounds and pulled out a 7-5 win in the third round against Manogue’s all-senior team of Hank Gansert and Ryan Tapia.
Range Chapman and Bryce Unger picked up a 6-4 win in the third round, while Andrew Collins and Chase Jackson played together for the first time and won by a 6-0 score.