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Tennis: Wildcats edged twice
Two close losses this week extended the Oak Harbor boys tennis team's losing streak to five matches as the Wildcats fell on the road to Lynnwood and Marysville-Pilchuck.
The Royals edged Oak Harbor 4-3 Tuesday and the Tomahawks won 5-2 Wednesday.
The difference in the Lynnwood (1-5) match came down to the Wildcats dropping two of three highly contested contests. Coach Horace Mells said, "It was a close contest that could have gone either way."
In third singles, Max O'Dell was nipped 3-6, 7-5, 6-7(6).
In first doubles, Geoff Worley/Eric Berner fell 7-6(3), 3-6, 5-7. The Wildcat pair was leading 5-2 in third set before their opponents rallied for the win.
Oak Harbor grabbed one of the close matches when Will Southard/Michael Serna took second doubles 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Brandon Vagt (6-2, 6-3) and David DeGuzman (6-0, 6-1) won the second and third singles matches.
No. 1 singles player Ben Cardinal (6-4, 6-1) and the third doubles duo of Ben Harrison/Maric Sobreo (6-3, 7-5) lost.
Against Marysville-Pilchuck (3-3), Oak Harbor suffered two other close losses that turned the match in the Tommies' favor.
Vagt was edged 7-5, 6-7(5), 5-7 in third singles, and Berner/Serna lost 3-6, 6-3, 4-6 in second doubles.
Oak Harbor got wins from Josh Evans (6-3, 6-1) and DeGuzman (6-4, 6-2) in second and fourth singles.
Cardinal (6-0, 6-2) dropped the top singles match, and O'Dell/Worley (6-4, 6-4) and Harrison/Southard (6-3, 7-6(5)) lost in first and third doubles.
Oak Harbor (1-5) plays at Glacier Peak (4-2) Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3:45 p.m.