Boys tennis team falls to mighty Arcata

March 26, 2007 11:00 pm
Del Norte High junior Ben Tell smacks the ball against Charlie Hankin of Arcata in Crescent City on Saturday. Tell lost the match 0-6, 1-6. (Photo courtesy of David Cink).
Del Norte High junior Ben Tell smacks the ball against Charlie Hankin of Arcata in Crescent City on Saturday. Tell lost the match 0-6, 1-6. (Photo courtesy of David Cink).

The Del Norte High boys tennis team fell to the juggernaut known as the Arcata Tigers Saturday at home.

Arcata swept Del Norte 9-0 to improve to a sterling 9-0 record this year. The mark is so good, in fact, that the Tigers have not even lost a single match, single or doubles this year.

The Warriors fell to 5-4 for the year. Del Norte has had a few game good games the past week. On March 23, the Warriors were able to win a close match 5-4, against Coast Prep at home. On March 21, Del Norte defeated Fortuna 6-3 on the road.

Against Arcata, Blake Polidore of the Warriors lost to Casey Mansfield of the Tigers by the score of 0-6, 0-6.

No. 2 Del Norte player David Standring lost to Alex Kusmak 2-6, 1-6.

Ben Tell of Del Norte lost to Charlie Hankin 0-6. 3-6.

Chad Richins was defeated by Ben Miller of Arcata 0-6, 1-6.

Joel Bruhns of the Warriors lost to Edward Hunter 0-6, 0-6.

Alex Chou of the Warriors lost his match to Erik Martini 1-6, 0-6.

Kong Her and Angelo Yates each lost to Kevin Woolley.

In doubles, Polidore and Standring were defeated by Mansfield and Kusmak 0-6, 2-6.

Tell and Richins lost 3-6, 1-6 to Hankin and Miller.

Bruhns and Chou lost to Hunter and Martini 2-6, 2-6.

Del Norte next plays today, weather permitting, against Eureka at home. The matches start at 3:15 p.m.

On Thursday, the Warriors take on McKinleyville.

– Triplicate staff

– Triplicate Staff