The St. Anthony Bulldogs boys tennis team lost to the Paris Tigers 3-1 in their match Tuesday.
The lone Bulldog getting the point at the No. 3 spot was Henry Kemme. He defeated Caleb Lawson 7-5, 2-6 (10-1).
Kemme said that he feels pretty good about getting the only point for the team.
"It would have been nice if all our team won, but my teammates played pretty well and we'll get better," Kemme said.
Going into this match, Kemme said that he just wanted to play hard and knew that with the weather, it was going to be hot. He said he knew he could win the last set in the tiebreaker.
"I'll give credit to [Lawson] he played pretty hard," Kemme said. "What worked best for me was that I outlasted him on most of my matches and sets. His server was pretty good and I had a little bit of difficulties returning it back."
At the No. 1 spot for the Bulldogs was Michael Kaldas. He fell to Nathan Minnis 6-2, 6-0. In the first set for Kaldas, he won the third game. Kaldas was getting pushed up to the net by a couple drop shots by Minnis.
"He kept drop shotting a lot so he was up at the net so it forced me to go up and he definitely came up to the net a lot which is not my strong suit," Kaldas said. "He came up to the net a lot so I just tried to get passed him a lot and sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. That was probably what worked most of the time."
Throughout his sets, Kaldas was struggling to serve. Most times, he would hit the net on his first attempt. Kaldas adjusted but not to the point that he wanted.
"Some serves are good, some serve are not. You can't really control it," Kaldas said.
At the No. 2 spot for the Bulldogs was Will Kabbes. He lost 6-1, 6-0 to Ethan Graham. Graham's serves is what caused Kabbes to have a tough time.
"His serves were really good that's for sure," Kabbes said. "Really fast, hard to see at times. Other than that, he is just an overall great player, good competition, and great sport."
Kabbes said that his forehand was working for him most of the match.
"I was able to place where I wanted for the most part. Backhand wasn't doing too great but [it] was better than nothing."
The Bulldogs sent out Kabbes and Kaldas for the doubles match against the Tigers duo of Graham and Sean Blair where they fell 6-2, 6-2.
Kabbes said that it was a tough competition and that he thought him and Kaldas did well against the Tigers duo. Head coach of the Bulldogs Greg Brumleve said that the team always gives a super effort and that everyone is improving each day.