BLOOMFIELD -- Northview's boys tennis team had a tough opening night on Wednesday, dropping a 3-2 decision to host Bloomfield.
The Knights got wins at No. 1 singles from Austin Akers and their No. 1 doubles squad of Ryne Barr and Matt Nodley.
Akers took a 6-1, 6-4 win from the Cardinals' Derek Corn and the team of Barr and Nodley scored a 6-2, 6-3 win against Jordan Dayhuff and Holden Hamm.
The loss could have very easily been a victory had a few more breaks gone Northview's way as two of three losses came via three sets matches.
At No. 3 singles, Clint Reynolds' loss came in a 6-7 (7-9), 4-6 decision to Travis Inman. Brock Lawson dropped a 4-6, 7-5, 0-6 match at No. 2 singles and the doubles team of Trent Sims and Carson Kleiber fell in a 1-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7) match at No. 2.
Northview will travel to Brown County on Saturday for a 10 a.m. match.
Northview 2 vs Bloomfield 3
#1 Singles: Austin Akers (NV) def. Derek Corn (BF), 6-1, 6-4
#2 Singles: Brock Lawson (NV) lost to Willie Scott (BF), 4-6, 7-5, 0-6
#3 Singles: Clint Reynolds (NV) lost to Travis Inman (BF), 6-7(7-9), 4-6
#1 Doubles: Ryne Barr/Matt Nodley (NV) def Jordan Dayhoff/Holden Hamm (BF), 6-2, 6-3
#2 Doubles: Trent Sims/Carson Kleiber (NV) lost to Mark Montgomery/Joel Oliphant (BF), 1-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7)
Caleb Mershon/Joey Thomas (NV) lost to Zev Hamm/Ricky Tally (BF), 7-8
Sam Miller/Ben Merritt (NV) lost to Jordan Savell/Derek Aydt (BF), 1-8
Sam Miller(NV) lost to Austin Schulte (BF) 0-8