Tennis Falcons Defeat Solons 5-2

MONTPELIER–North Country's boys tennis team refuses to lose. The self-appointed "Junk Yard Dogs" were on the prowl against the Montpelier Solons this past Friday, and once again they took a bite out of their opponents, winning the match 5-2.In the number one slot Dave Durivage tried and tried and tried again to find a weakness to exploit, but Jackson Watson did not offer one, and Watson took the match 6-0, 6-1.Travers Parsons-Grayson had what coach Gary Atchinson called "too much game" for Matt Cerce and won easily 6-0, 6-2.It was a 6-2, 6-1 win over Freddy Bashara for Thomas Durivage in the number three spot."Thomas did not have all the components of his 'A' game, but his 'B' game was steady and he feasted on Bashara's inconsistencies," said Atchinson.Zach Tweed's 6-0 second set forced a tiebreaker, but Kevin Schlott edged him 10-8 to get the win.Maoz Knight showed up and was handed the easy forfeit victory in number five doubles non-action.Kody Halikas and Fred Petzoldt won 6-3, 6-3, and after a close first set Steve Raboin and Peter Steuwe's opponents retired from the match, handing the win over to the Falcons.All of the matches must be finished by this Wednesday, so the boys will play a doubleheader at Spaulding on Tuesday and Atchinson is trying to get another make-up match on the docket before the deadline in hopes of improving the team's index points