Close isn't good enough for Colfax netters
WEST SACRAMENTO - Close wasn’t good enough here Monday afternoon for the Colfax High coed tennis team in its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III playoff match with River City.
“We were close in all five matches that we lost,” said Colfax coach Paul Phillips after the host Raiders notched the 7-2 quarter-final round win over the Falcons. “If a few go our way, you never know.”
Colfax jumped off to a good start in the match with its top two singles players, No. 1 Drew Detwiler and No. 2 Kyle Detwiler, both coming up with victories. Drew Detwiler downed River City’s Edward Yu, 6-1, 6-2 while his brother Kyle, a freshman, topped Jay Tandal, 6-3, 7-6.
However, Colfax’s No. 1 girls player Justine Hanson, only a sophomore, dropped a three setter in her match as did the boys doubles team of Taylor Dorsey and John Crane and the mixed doubles squad of Rich Hazard and Alex Noble.
In addition, Colfax’s other two defeats by Connor Havens and Chris Harshman were by 7-6, 7-5 and 7-5, 6-4 scores.
“We had a nice year,” said Phillips. “The kids played hard all the way. We’re fairly young so we have a good nucleus back for next season.”