The Del Norte High boys tennis team fell to the juggernaut known as the Arcata Tigers Saturday at home.
Arcata swept Del Norte 9-0 to improve to a sterling 9-0 record this year. The mark is so good, in fact, that the Tigers have not even lost a single match, single or doubles this year.
The Warriors fell to 5-4 for the year. Del Norte has had a few game good games the past week. On March 23, the Warriors were able to win a close match 5-4, against Coast Prep at home. On March 21, Del Norte defeated Fortuna 6-3 on the road.
Against Arcata, Blake Polidore of the Warriors lost to Casey Mansfield of the Tigers by the score of 0-6, 0-6.
No. 2 Del Norte player David Standring lost to Alex Kusmak 2-6, 1-6.
Ben Tell of Del Norte lost to Charlie Hankin 0-6. 3-6.
Chad Richins was defeated by Ben Miller of Arcata 0-6, 1-6.
Joel Bruhns of the Warriors lost to Edward Hunter 0-6, 0-6.
Alex Chou of the Warriors lost his match to Erik Martini 1-6, 0-6.
Kong Her and Angelo Yates each lost to Kevin Woolley.
In doubles, Polidore and Standring were defeated by Mansfield and Kusmak 0-6, 2-6.
Tell and Richins lost 3-6, 1-6 to Hankin and Miller.
Bruhns and Chou lost to Hunter and Martini 2-6, 2-6.
Del Norte next plays today, weather permitting, against Eureka at home. The matches start at 3:15 p.m.
On Thursday, the Warriors take on McKinleyville.