Dos Pueblos High School’s Sean Handley powered efficiently through his match against Connor Fulgham, 6-2, 6-1, two-and-a-half hours after the initial start time of 8 a.m. at Thacher.
We then headed to Villanova Prep, where our doubles team of Caleb Franzen and Jake Roberts began their match at 1:30 p.m., delayed by just one hour. They battled with a variety of shots against the impressive duo of Jack Felich (two-star recruit) and Austin Rapp (four-star recruit) from Palm Desert, but fell 0-6,2-6.
We then returned to Thacher for Handley’s second round at 3:30 p.m., but rain soaked all of the courts. We returned on Friday under summery conditions, where Handley faced off with four-star recruit James Wade from San Marino, who eventually took the match 6-1, 6-1. The two had incredible rallies with blistering groundies.
Way to go, Chargers!
— Liz Frech coaches boys’ tennis at Dos Pueblos High School.