Emily Jo Cureton, The Triplicate

Home meet ends with 3-6 loss

The Warrior boys' tennis team played the Eureka Loggers on the home courts Thursday, losing 3-6 overall.

Senior Richard Thao brought his A-game, handily beating his singles opponent twice in a row by 7-5 scores.

"He carried that positive motivation into doubles too. He and his partner, Jesse Lee, ended up winning their match (8-6)," said coach Sara Miller.

"The thing that's impressive about Richard is he just started playing

last year and he wasn't even close to being in our top six. This year

he's our number four player," Miller said.

This marks the season's second loss to Eureka, a Division 1 high

school with about 300 more students enrolled than Del Norte, which is in

Division 2. Eureka's No. 1 player took the league title last year.

Miller described the Del Norte team, comprised mostly of seniors, as

"a great group kids" and "strong players."

Here are the full results from Thursday's matches, with Del Norte

boys listed first:


1. Thomas Thao vs. Max Bass. 0-6; 0-6

2. Blair Westbrook vs. Austin Schmalz. 4-6; 2-6

3. Jesse Lee vs. Jules Pioquio. 5-7; 4-6

4. Richard Thao vs. Andy Kime. 7-5; 7-5

5. Sher Lee vs. Royce Buell. 4-6; 1-6

6. Jack Chen vs. Brett Falk. 7-6 (7-3); 6-3


1/2 v 1/2. 3-8

3/4 v 3/4. 8-6

Ying Chang/Alec Westbrook v 5/6. 1-8