DN tennis topped by Tigers Sat.

Robert Husseman, The Triplicate

The Del Norte High boys tennis team's struggles continued in Saturday's home match against Arcata High.

The Warriors dropped their fifth consecutive match to the Tigers, 8-1.

Del Norte senior Blair Westbrook, the Warriors' No. 1 singles player, accounted for the team's only win - just as he did in Del Norte's March 7 match at Arcata. Westbrook defeated Hayden Parker of the Tigers in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.

Arcata's Forrest Lewis defeated Alec Westbrook of the Warriors, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. Del Norte's Doug Ovick lost to the Tigers' No. 3 singles player, Philip Palsson (6-0, 6-1), and Warriors freshman Cameron Douglas lost the No. 4 singles match to Arcata's Nash Karp (6-2, 6-2).

Lewis and Parker of the Tigers teamed up to beat the Westbrook brothers, 6-4, 6-4, in the No. 1 doubles match. Ovick and Douglas lost to Palsson and Tyler Courtemanche of Arcata in the lone three-set match of the day, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Del Norte forfeited the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches, as well as the No. 3 doubles match, due to a lack of players.

The Warriors and Ferndale High canceled a tennis match originally scheduled for Tuesday due to a lack of players available for both teams. Del Norte High coach Sara Miller said that the match will be rescheduled at a date to be determined.

The Warriors (2-6 overall) continue their season today at 3:30 p.m. with a road match against McKinleyville High. Del Norte returns to its home courts on Tuesday, April 2, when Eureka High comes to Crescent City.

Reach Robert Husseman at rhusseman@triplicate.com .

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