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Tiger tennis taken down by Evergreen in rain-soaked match

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Summit High head tennis coach Sean Carlton didn’t want anyone confused by the score. Despite the match going down as a 5-2 loss for the Tigers at Evergreen Tuesday, Carlton said it was the best he’d ever seen his team play.

“They did amazing,” the coach said. “They kept their heads in it, had fun and really just kept their focus the whole match.

“Win or lose, as long as they play the way they are capable of, I’m proud of them.”

The match almost didn’t even take place.

With rain falling hard on the outdoor courts at Evergreen, the match was going to be called off if not for some squeegee work by coaches and parents to get the playing surface ready.

The Tigers two wins in the match came from Jessica Covaciu in No. 2 singles and Ania Zawadzki and Julie Arbuckle at No. 1 doubles.

The rest of the matches were closely contested, even though the Tigers had some calls go against them.

“We had some calls and points in the matches where we normally would have gotten frustrated and let out opponents get the best of us,” Carlton said, “but we didn’t do that (Tuesday). They all just stayed in it, even though there might have been some tough calls.”

The match was also the Tigers first competition in almost two weeks due to some cancellations and spring break.

Now, though, Summit is in for a long stretch of matches, starting today at Alameda. The Tigers play again Saturday at St. Mary’s, before playing four straight days next week.

“It’ll be a lot of matches,” Carlton said. “We just need to keep playing well like we did.”

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