Danes Fall Short Against Canon City
September 24, 2012Fountain Valley School
With a player unable to play on account of illness, the team ended up leaving 15 minutes later than planned while searching for a replacement. That might have been the reason for a slow start in the matches.
The three singles matches and the No. 1 doubles team all lost their first sets. Only the No. 1 doubles team of William Chu '13 and William Reagan ’15 were able to come back and win the second set. With Canon City having only four courts, it was necessary to play a 10-point tiebreak in place of the third set when the players split sets. It was a tough battle for Chu and Reagan. After a close start, they managed to create a 9-5 lead only to fall behind 9-10. After holding off three match points, they managed to win three straight points to finish with a 2-6, 6-3, 14-12 victory.
The No. 3 doubles team of Grant Long ’13 and Phil Fan ’15 also split sets. After winning the first set 6-2 they lost a hard-fought second set 4-6 playing at least seven deuces in the last game. In the tiebreak, they fell behind early and could not turn it around as they lost it 4-10. The other close match was played by Sasith Weerasundara ’15 and James Gu ’14 at No. 4 doubles. They had a 6-5 lead in the first set but lost it in a tiebreak. They fell behind in the second set 1-5 and then won five consecutive games to take the lead 6-5. Again they went to a tiebreak and lost the set and the match.
At No. 1 singles, Doug Adams made many great hits but had a tough time putting his winners together in order to win the games. Manny of his games went to deuce but he only managed to win one game as he lost 1-6, 0-6. At No. 2 singles, Kyohei Takiya ’15 was a little more successful but he could not win many of the deuce games he played falling 3-6, 1-6. Connor Adams ’15, playing No. 3 singles could not win a game in his 0-6, 0-6 loss.
The No. 2 doubles match was played by Zack Salama ’15 and Calvin Hall ’15. Hall and Salama had not played together which made it very difficult when facing tough opponents. They lost their match 2-6, 0-6.
With seven varsity players heading to WIP for Tuesday through Friday, it could be a tough week next week. The Danes will play Cheyenne Mountain on Monday, Pueblo Centennial on Tuesday, Pueblo County on Thursday and Alexander Dawson on Saturday. Monday’s match will be at the FVS courts at 4 p.m..