The Del Norte boys tennis team dropped its Saturday match to McKinleyville at home 8-1.
A factor in the loss was the squads No. 2 and No. 3 singles players, David Spaldring and Ben Tell, were unable to play because they were participating at a music festival.
In the first match, Blake Polidore of Del Norte fell to Steve Luther 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
In the second game of the day, Tyler Pitman lost to Brian Middaugh of McKinleyville 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).
Chad Richins fell to Brian Middaugh 6-1, 7-6 (8-6). Joel Bruhns of Del Norte lose to Yaad Rand 6-2, 6-3. Alex Choy lost to Logan Coe 7-6, (7-2), 6-2, while Pralok Trivedi of Del Norte won his match against Daniel Fricco 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles matches, Polidore and Pittman fell to Luther and Middaugh 8-3. Richins and Bruhns lost to Carbiener and Rand 8-1. Hong Her and Trivedi lost to Coe and Fricco 8-1.
Â– Triplicate staff