Bulldog netters win openerBy Bruce Whetten
The Douglas Bulldog tennis team won its season opener Friday beating the Flowing Wells Caballeros 5-4 at the DHS tennis courts.
Joe Owen, playing No.1 singles for Douglas, lost his first set 4-7, won his second 6-3 and dropped the tie breaker 9-12.
Edwin Celado, playing No.2 singles for Douglas, fell 5-7, 1-6.
Jesus Moreno was a 6-4, 6-4 winner at No. 3 singles.
Diego Luy posted 7-6, 7-6 winning scores at No. 4 singles.
Ben Rivera fell 3-6, 4-6 at No. 5 singles.
Diego Tosatdo, playing at No. 6 singles, won his match 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles play Owen and Celado fell 8-4.
Moreno and Lucas Grijalva, playing No. 2 singles, won their match 8-2 and Luy and Rivera were 9-7 winners.
In JV play Saul Murrietta, Roger Martinez, Jeremiah Rebustes and Raul Montano were all winners while Francisco Pereida fell.
Douglas’ tennis coach David Campas said this was a good start for his team.
“Anytime you No. 1 and 2 players lose and you can still win the match is good,” he said.
The coach credits his new assistant Jason Long for helping get this team ready to start the season.
“This was a good win,” Campas said.
The Bulldogs are back at home today taking on Nogales in a 3:30 p.m. match at the DHS tennis courts.