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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Cardinal boys tennis wraps up the season


The Cards were dealt two losses in the last week of the regular season.

It was a 4-1 team home loss against the Grizzlies with Medical Lake winning only a single match on Tuesday, April 30.

“In general, this was a tough day due to injuries and sickness,” head coach Brian Tellez said in an email. “Regardless, we made the most of it by focusing on post-season strategy, team building and fun.”

It was the Kenady brothers, Kurtis the elder and Brad the younger, in their final home doubles match together who scored the one win, going 6-4, 7-5 in two decisive sets. Kurtis is graduating this year.

R.J. Pucket and Jonah Lindsey lost their doubles match 0-6, 0-6.

A third doubles game was forfeit due to lack of any players on the Card side of the net.

Things were no better in singles play with Ethan Brown giving it a go in a 2-6, 0-6 loss. Caleb Snow also lost 0-6, 1-6, although it had some benefit.

“This match provided useful insights into our unfolding strategy for Caleb at districts Tellez said.

It was nearly an identical performance for the Cards at a Thursday, May 2, match against the visiting Lakeside Eagles in another 4-1 loss.

Again it was the dynamic Kenady duo that nailed it in doubles play, battling it out in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 for the lone win.

Both Pucket and Cameron Dickey, and partners Lindsey and Adian Niblock lost in two sets each, going 0-6, 0-6 apeice.

In singles play, Snow lost in two sets 0-6, 0-6, as did Brown, going 2-6, 1-6.

The top four singles and doubles from Friday’s first post-season meet move on to Regionals the following weekend, May 18.

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