The Carbon High boys tennis team played four matches in the Dual in the Desert tournament in St. George on March 27 and 28. They played 5A American Fork and Jordan as well as Summit Academy and Delta.
Zane Whitmer and Andrew Richens played well together as the first doubles team and defeated Summit Academy 6-7, 6-4, 10-5, and narrowly missed defeating Delta 6-3, 4-6, 8-10.
Kaden Olsen also impressed in his #3 singles match against Summit Academy, winning a total of six games (2-6, 4-6) in his first varsity singles tennis match ever.
“All of the team worked hard and improved their level of play,” head coach Peter Riggs explained.
Tuesday, the team played Payson. Once again, their #1 doubles team of Zane Whitmer and Andrew Richins led the way. They lost their match after a huge comeback fell just short (0-6, 6-4, 4-6).
Wednesday, the team was supposed to host both Juab and Union for a Round Robin tourney. However, Union was unable to play because of a mix up in scheduling. Carbon’s Whitmer and Richens dominated the first doubles match, winning 6-0, 6-1 and Olsen, playing at #3 singles, won for the first time (4-6, 7-5, 6-3).
Wyatt Whitmer played at #1 singles and lost (1-6, 2-6). Lance LaCotta played at #2 singles and barely lost (6-3, 4-6, 4-6).
At #2 doubles, Vincent Anella and Isaiah Kobe played the closest match of the year, falling just short of victory (5-7, 6-4, 6-7) (5-7 tie-break score).
Brayden Agla and Canden Stockdale played JV doubles and did well but lost the match (5-7, 3-6)
Overall, it was a successful week for the Carbon Dinos boys’ tennis team.