FERNDALE The Del Norte High boys tennis team earned its first win of the season against Ferndale on the road Thursday.
The Warriors took down the Wildcats 5-4 after losing their first match of the season at home on Tuesday 9-0 against Arcata,
"We almost got ambushed in Ferndale," head coach Kirk Olesen said. "But thanks to the senior leadership on the team they produced the key wins in the doubles."
No. 1 Blake Polidore of Del Norte downed Jimmie Griggs 6-4, 6-2. No. 2 David Standring downed Eli Aurnee 6-2,6-3. The No. 3 for the Warriors, Joel Bruhns, lost to Trevor Nesvold 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.
No. 4 Tyler Pitman lost to Zach Leonardi of Ferndale 6-2, 6-1. Brandon Ford of Del Norte won the No. 5 match, defeating Corey Forsell 6-1, 6-3. No 6 Trevor Nimrod fell to Nate Coppini 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles action, Polidore and Standring won 8-4 and Bruhns and Pitman earned a 8-0 win. Ford and Chris Sanchez lost to Ferndale 8-6. In an extra singles match, which did not count towards the team win total, Sanchez downed Kristy Hindley 6-2, 6-0. On Saturday, the Warriors face McKinleyville on the road.