Danes Show Improved Play in Loss to Pueblo Central
September 2, 2012Fountain Valley School
The Danes seemed to play better tennis in their match with Pueblo Central than they had in their first match of the season. The overall result was the same although one of the wins was a hard-fought battle instead of a default.
The singles players are still working hard to earn their first victory. At No. 1 singles, Doug Adams ’14 had a number of well-played points that ended with the ball sailing off to the wrong spot. He kept battling until the end, finally winning two games after falling behind 0-3 in the second set to finish 0-6, 2- 6. Kyohei Takiya ’15, playing at No. 2 singles, had a much better experience in this match. He found a way to frustrate his opponent, but his opponent ended up using some of the same strategies back on him. Takiya ended the match down 4-6, 2-6. Connor Adams, playing No. 3 singles, had a very tough opponent as well. Some of the points were very impressive as they moved each other all around the court. Unfortunately the Pueblo Central player won a majority of the points to win 6-1, 6-3.
The No. 1 doubles team of William Chu ’13 and William Reagan ’15 lost their first set but bounced back to win the second. They finished off a frustrated Pueblo Central team fairly quickly in the third set to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Fermin Serrano ’15 and Zack Salama ’15 lost their first set but jumped to a 4-1 lead in the second set. The set ended in a tie-break with the Pueblo Central team winning big with a 3-6, 6-7(1) victory.
Sam Werthan ’13 and Grant Long ’13, playing No. 3 doubles, remained undefeated with a three-set victory. After winning the first set, they were up in the second but could not hold their serve for the set. They lost the tie-break 4-7 but took the lead early in the third set. Their final score was 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3. The No. 4 double team of James Gu ’15 and Sasith Weerasundara ’15, a last minute substitute, had the only straight set win for FVS. The match tightened in the middle of the second set but the duo won the last three games of the match to win 6-2, 6-4.
It was good to see the overall improved play by the Fountain Valley players. This Saturday, Sept. 1, FVS hosts its invitational tournament. It is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and should finish just before dark. Players are guaranteed two matches and most will have the opportunity to play three.