Del Norte tennis team looks sharp in victory

March 08, 2007 11:00 pm
Del Norte High tennis player Blake Polidore during game action against Jimmie Griggs of Ferndale Thursday afternoon. Polidore defeated Griggs 6-3, 6-2. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson).
Del Norte High tennis player Blake Polidore during game action against Jimmie Griggs of Ferndale Thursday afternoon. Polidore defeated Griggs 6-3, 6-2. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson).

The Del Norte High boys tennis team was able to bounce back from a defeat at Arcata on Tuesday to gain the victory against Ferndale 6-3, at home on Thursday.

Head coach Kirk Olesen said getting a victory was nice after being swept by Arcata, considered the best team in the area, 9-0, in the season opener for both teams.

"Everyone played pretty well," he said about Thursday's matches.

In the first match, Blake Polidore garnered the victory against Jimmie Griggs 6-3, 6-2. Olesen complimented Pomidore on playing well throughout the match.

In the second game, David Standring dominated Eli Gurnee 6-0, 6-0.

"He's got a big serve and played very well," Olsen said about Standring

In the third match, Ben Tell of Del Norte lost to Trevor Nesvold, 6-3, 7-6 ( 7-5), 6-0

His coach said Tell just had a bad game and believes he is determined to work hard and to bounce back during Saturday's match versus McKinleyville at home.

The Warrior's Tyler Pitman defeated Ferndale player Zach Leonardi 7-5, 8-6.

In the final two singles matches, Chad Richins defeated Gabrielle Durrett 6-0, 6-0, and Joel Bruhn got the win against Kristina Hindley 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles action, Polidore and Standring won against Griggs and Nesvold 8-4.

Angelo Yates and Alex Choy of Del Norte lost 8-2 to Gurnee and Leonardi, and Hong Hetz and Christian Alexandre of the Warriors lost to Durrett and Hindley 8-5.

– Triplicate staff

–Triplicate staff