Three-setters go Norwell's way as HN netboys lose

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team wound up on the short end of four three-set matches to suffer a 1-4 defeat to host Norwell on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

It was the Knights’ day as they managed to outlast the Vikings in the quartet of three-frame affairs, which came at second and third singles and in doubles play.

Huntington North, 6-8, picked up its lone win at first singles, where senior Auden Eckert dispatched Ian Gerber, 6-0, 7-5.

Senior Matt Karst put up a good fight in the second solo match, bouncing back from a 0-6 defeat to Tyler Skiles in the opening set to post a 6-4 win in the second. Karst and Skiles battled to a 6-7 outcome in the third frame, which sparked a tiebreaker set. Skiles had the final cheer, edging Karst, 8-6, to take the match.

The third singles tilt saw freshman Thomas Schweller win the first set versus Jason Johnloz, 6-1, but fall in the following two frames, 3-6, 2-6.

At first doubles, the junior duo of Spencer Atkinson and Clark Kitchen got blanked in the opening set, 0-6, but countered with a 6-4 win in the second against Dylan Felger and Jack Gerber. The third frame saw the Norwell duo get back on the winning track, downing Atkinson and Kitchen, 7-5.

In the second doubles match, senior Jarret Gray and junior Adam Zahn edged Ian Clark and Jacob Collins in the first set, 7-6, before getting edged themselves, 4-6, 5-7.

The Vikings also lost the junior varsity match, 4-6.

Huntington North, 2-9-1, got three wins in singles play and one victory in doubles action. Jack Young got two singles win and Noah Zahn got the other, while the team of Drew Kreiger and Logan Moreland got the remaining win.