Carson boys tennis falls to Reno
After facing Northern Nevada’s two toughest programs in Galena and Reno High, the Carson High boys tennis team can say it has shown improvement.
Carson opened the season with two losses to Galena and Reno, but the improvement could be seen in a 17.5-5 loss to the Huskies on Thursday at Centennial Park.
“They’re a very strong team,” said Carson coach Pat Houlihan about Reno. “Actually we improved.
“I don’t think the score indicated we actually got better. We improved since Galena which is good. The kids also recognize there’s a lot of we’ve got to do.”
Carson’s wins in doubles came from Andrew Araza and John McDonald and Zach Caron and Ed Jaquette as both teams won 6-1. Todd Crowell and Dylan Stone also had an encouraging effort in a 4-6 loss.
In singles, Josh Brekken won 6-3 and Nick Weeks won 6-2. Weeks also had an impressive effort in a 5-7 loss.
Houlihan said his team’s serving continues to improve and he singled out Weeks. “Nick Weeks is serving so much better,” Houlihan said.
RENO GIRLS 19.5, CARSON 3
The highlight for the Carson High girls tennis came when Natalie Rogers defeated Reno’s No. 1 player 6-4.
“It was awesome,” Carson coach Diane Baker said. “We were all watching it.”
Rogers also won 6-3 and Kelsey Joyce won 7-5 for the Senators other victory.
“They played well,” said Baker about her team. “They’re getting more aggressive at the net. It’s coming along day-by-day.”