Times Staff Reporter
The Northview boy's tennis team defeated visiting West Vigo 3-2 Thursday night to improve to 11-4 on the season.
Northview's coach Craig Cook said he was impressed with Britton's win, especially after getting down.
"I was happy with Bryce's (Britton) comeback," Cook said. "He got down a break in the second set and then he got down love-40, with a chance to lose the set, and fought back. Most people would just tank that and be done, but he buckled down and came back to tie the match, held, and then he broke it again. That was impressive."
At the No. 1 spot, the Vikings' Kyle Watson defeated Northview's Skyler Holifield 6-2. 6-1, in a match that Cook said was closer than the score shows.
"In Skyler's (Holifield) loss at one," Cook said, "that was probably one of the best matches I've seen him play. People will probably look at the score and think it was really one-sided, but if you really watched the match, a lot of those points were going to deuce or 40/30 or add out ... You look at the score, it has no indication on how close that match really was."
Cook added even though Holifield doesn't have as much match experience as some of the players he faces, he always comes out and gives it his all.
In the doubles matches, Northview's No. 1 team of Devin Clark and Gaddis Baysinger, along with the No. 2 team of Kyle Moore and Damon Bass swept the West Vigo competition 6-4, 6-4 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively.
Cook said during upcoming practices he'll work with his team on intensity and reading the matches so his players learn to make the right plays at the right times.
Northview returns to action at home against South Vermillion on Monday.
Northview 3, West Vigo 2
No. 1: Kyle Watson (WV) wins over Skyler Holifield (Nv), 6-3, 6-3
No. 2: Bryce Britton (Nv) wins over Paden Horsley 6-4, 7-5
No. 3: Blake Benefiel (WV) wins over Alec Coughanowr 6-2, 6-1
No. 1: Devin Clark and Gaddis Baysinger (Nv) wins over Tyson Tolerson and Chris Gardner (WV) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2: Kyle Moore and Damon Bass (Nv) wins over Michael Vermillion and Logan Benefiel (WV) 6-0, 6-1