Tiger tennis handles Hug
The match was as good as over after the first round.
The Douglas boys’ tennis team took a little more than an hour and a half to complete its match against Hug, getting several strong performances in a rout of the Hawks.
Hug had only five players and was forced to forfeit 18 points before the match even started. The Hawks managed to put up six points in the later rounds as Douglas won 39-6.
Josh Sorich breezed through a first-round 6-1 victory over Hug’s No. 1-seeded Rocky Mateo, and Douglas’ No. 2 Trevor Mitchell added a 6-2 victory and a 6-0 victory in which he won every single point of the set.
Cory Wilson won 6-0 in the No. 3 spot and the doubles team of Holden Sapp and Jeremy Henningsen won their first-round in the No. 1 spot 6-0.
Matt Whipple and Sean Mitchell also posted a 6-0 win.
Douglas coach George Sorich began playing a number of his first-year players to get them some experience after the match was no longer in question, and Hug was able to salvage a couple sets to avoid being shut out.
Douglas travels to Carson at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Senators recently beat North Tahoe by seven points, while Douglas beat North Tahoe by three earlier in the season, which sets up a good match for Tuesday.