Viking netboys a set short in loss to Snider

Huntington North's No. 3 singles player, Cameron Buzzard, twists and fires a backhand return during his match against Collin Moord of Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buzzard won but the Vikings as a team lost. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys varsity tennis team was again a set off of victory as it lost to visiting Fort Wayne Snider, 2-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Vikings got wins from No. 3 singles player Cameron Buzzard and the second doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May, but the first doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno came up a bit short in a three-set loss and the Vikings fell to 4-11 on the season.

Buzzard, a senior, stopped Collin Moord in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, and Smith and May ditched Josh Leitch and Austin Votaw, 6-1, 7-5.

Sieberns and Sereno split their first two sets with Stephan Halstead and Greg Shoda, losing 3-6, and winning 6-4, before dropping the decisive set, 3-6.

The Vikings' Tommy Bolinger at first singles was a 3-6, 0-6 loser to Matt Golm, and Wyatt Nave at second singles lost to Matt Krites, 1-6, 3-6.

Huntington North won all four junior varsity matches to improve its record to 10-5 on the season.

In singles, Tristan Thieken beat Juwuan Stewart, 8-4; Tyler Gates defeated Camden McKuras, 8-3; and Hunter Phillips triumphed over Alex Walker, 8-3.

The doubles team of Nathan Lundy and Cameron Stuttle got an 8-2 win over Dre Belcher and Brian Blackwell.