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Falcon Tennis Boys Dominate Montpelier in 5-2 Win

May 3, 2012

Playing in the number one doubles slot, Fred Petzoldt had another strong afternoon of tennis for North Country. Photo Mike Olmstead

NEWPORT–On bright and beautiful afternoon The North Country boys' tennis team earned their third victory of the year with a 5-2 win over Montpelier.
"It was a dominating win," said coach Gary Atchinson. "Four of the twelve sets that we won were at 'love.' That shows dominance and perseverance in not letting up."
Once again the Falcons spotted their opponents a 1-0 lead, forfeiting the number two doubles match, burt the coach is looking forward to getting Steve Raboin back soon so they can compete as a full squad.
On the court the Falcons had the upper hand for most of the afternoon.
The numbers 2-5 singles allowed a grand total of eleven sets to go to the Solons, and each shut out their opponents in one set.
Travers Parsons-Grayson won 6-3, 6-0, Thomas Durivage 6-0, 6-2, Zach Tweed 6-0, 6-2, and Maoz Knight 6-4, 6-0.
Dave Durivage suffered the lone singles loss 6-2, 6-4, and seemed to his coach to have trouble getting comfortable.
On his singles player's efforts Atchinson said, "Travers played good defense, Thomas overmatched his opponent with his aggressive top spin, Zach played steady reliable tennis and Maoz won a hard fought first set and didn't let up in the second."
In the doubles match Kody Halikas and Fred Petzoldt survived a close 7-5 first set and then pounded their opponents 6-1 in the second to earn the win.
"Both guys showed good athleticism, they used their quick hands and feet along with excellent reflexes and jumping to grab the win."
Now at 3-1, the boys stay home this weekend and face Middlebury at 4:00 on Saturday

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