Bulldog tennis squad lose to Pirates 11-7

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Bulldog girls’ first seed Natilyn Faught reaches out for a return during a match Tuesday afternoon in the Dawgs Pound. Faught went 2-1 for her days work. Photo by Lou Martin

The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog tennis squad faced Moapa Valley Tuesday afternoon in a co-ed tennis match and came out on the short end with an 11-7 score.

The Bulldogs were no match for the Pirates’ top seeds in boys and girls single and double matches. Bulldog first seed Tyler Hughes went 2-1 for the day but lost to the Pirates top seed Andy Beckstrand. Bulldog girl’s top seed Natilyn Faught went 2-1 for her day’s matches.

Bulldog Tyler Hughes goes down to return a Pirate’s serve Tuesday on the hill. Hughes went 2-1 in his matches. Photo by Lou Martin

Bulldog Tyler Hughes goes down to return a Pirate’s serve Tuesday on the hill. Hughes went 2-1 in his matches. Photo by Lou Martin

The loss dropped the Bulldog boys to third place one game behind the Pirates but still in contention for a birth in the playoffs. The Bulldogs record now stands at 5-2 in league and 5-5 overall. Regionals begin on October 7. This loss dropped the girls from the playoff picture.

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