Del Norte boys tennis team wins at Fortuna

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The Del Norte High boys tennis team took care of business on Tuesday, defeating Fortuna on the road 6-3.

The Warriors improved to 4-3 in league play with the victory.

The teams previously met on March 13, with Fortuna prevailing 7-2.

In the first match on Tuesday, Blake Polidore defeated Cole Demello 6-3, 6-2.

Head coach Kirk Olesen said Polidore played andquot;his finest tennis of the year,andquot; and andquot;used his penetrating ground strokes in the blustery conditions to thoroughly dominate Cole.andquot;

In the second match, David Standring won against Lewie Deak 7-6, (7-3), 4-5, RET. Olesen said the match ended early when Deak suffered an ankle injury and was unable to continue. He commended Standring for andquot;tremendous sportsmanship as he literally carried his fallen opponent to the sidelines.andquot;

In the third match, the Warrior Ben Tell got the win 6-1, 5-7, 7-5, against Josh Sarvinski.

In the fourth match, Tyler Pitman of Del Norte fell to Matt Deems 6-3, 7-5. Deems is undefeated for the year.

In the fifth match, Chad Richins of Del Norte won his match against Garett Farnsworth 6-3, 6-1.

Joel Bruhns lost his match to Dillon Poe of Fortuna 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles action, Polidore and Standring won 8-6 over Demello and Deems.

The Warriors lost 8-3 as Farnsworth and Sarvinski defeated Tell and Pitman. In the final doubles match, Richins and Bruhns won against Michael Olkin and Devin Brooks 8-2.

Triplicate Staff

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