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Tiger tennis swats Carson

by Chuck Smock

The final score wasn’t as impressive as it could have been Thursday when the Douglas tennis team defeated Carson.

Tigers coach Frederic Sender used five different singles players and five different doubles teams in the 18 sets with the Senators at Lampe Park. Douglas finished the day with a 12-1012 victory.

The Tigers’ No. 1 doubles team of Bryan Bertucci and Chris Murray and the No. 2 team of Landon Smallwood and Tim Johnston each won both of the sets they played.

Bertucci and Murray used solid serving and aggressive play at the net to win their two sets.

“That’s our favorite place, close to the net,” Bertucci said. “When we need to get aggressive, we go to the net.”

“We love to volley,” Murray added.

Brian Solomon was 2-1 at No. 1 singles for the Tigers.

Anthony Guidubaldi was 1-1 at No. 2 singles.

Mike Goldman swept two sets, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. Joe Bradshaw won the other set at No. 3 for the Tigers.

Reno defeated Douglas, 1612-6, on Tuesday at Lampe Park.

Guidubaldi was the lone Tiger to win more than one set against the Huskies. He beat Reno’s No. 1 and No. 3 players by identical 6-3 scores from the No. 2 singles position.

Solomon earned Douglas’ only other singles victory.

Bertucci and Murray won one set at No. 1 doubles. Joe Bradshaw and Alex Parra had one win at No. 3 doubles.

“Reno is a tough team,” Sender said. “They’ll have a tough time with Galena, but I think they’ll finish second in the division.”