Both the Douglas Bulldog and Lady Bulldog tennis teams kicked off their seasons last week.
The Bulldogs were in Tucson on Tuesday, March 3 where they defeated the Sahuaro Cougars 8-1 while the Lady Bulldogs had their season opener pushed back a day by Mother Nature to Wednesday, March 4, where they were defeated by Sahuaro 6-3 at the DHS tennis courts.
In the boys match, Konnor Cormier, playing No. 1 singles for Douglas, 6-2, 6-1.
Christian Pena, playing at No.2 singles and Adan Rodriguez, at No. 3 singles, both won their matches by identical scores of 6-1, 6-0.
Luis Flores, playing No. 4 singles, Adrian Arciniega, at No. 5 singles and Juan Carlos Cruz, at No. 6 singles, all won their matches 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, Flores and Rodriguez were 8-6 winners; Cormier and Arciniega were 8-1 winners and Pena and Carlos Giron were 8-0 winners.
In the girls match, Paulette Vildosola, playing No. 1 singles for the Lady Bulldogs, was defeated 7-6, 6-4 in her singles match.
Andrea Larios, playing in the No. 2 slot for Douglas, fell 6-3, 6-1.
Arianna Villegas, at No. 3 singles lost her first set 6-0, won her second 7-5 and then lost the third set 10-5.
Emily Gonzales, won her No. 4 singles match in three sets losing the first set 5-7 before reeling off two straight wins, 6-1 and 11-9.
Zuelma Ayon, playing in the No. 5 singles spot for Douglas, won her first set 3-6, before dropping the next two 6-4 and 10-6.
Anahi Jimenez Felix, playing No. 6 singles for Douglas, was a 6-1, 6-2 winner.
In doubles play, Douglas’ top doubles team of Vildosola and Felix fell 6-3; Villegas and Larios were beaten 6-0, and Gonzales and Ayon were 6-3 winners.