By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor
The Palisades High boys tennis team has hardly been tested this season, but last Thursday’s intersectional battle against Loyola featured some tense moments before the Dolphins ultimately prevailed 11-7 at Rancho Park.
Lincoln Bellamy lost his first set at No. 1 singles but rebounded to win his next two, 6-0, 6-0. Danilo Milic swept, 6-3, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot and Atticus Parker won two of his three sets at No. 3 as the Dolphins notched eight of the nine singles points.
The schools split the doubles sets 3-3. Souma Hayakawa and Landon Cronin won their first set at No. 1 doubles 6-2, lost their second in a tiebreaker and beat the Cubs’ No. 3 duo, 6-3. Adam Glickman and Nick Arvin split two sets at the No. 2 spot before getting subbed out for Luke Shuman and Matt Webber, who fell to Loyola’s top tandem, 6-2.
At No. 3 doubles, Noah Zaret paired with Michael Kaplan to win two of three sets to round out the scoring.
Palisades returned to Western League play Tuesday at LACES and travels to Newport Beach this weekend for the Lightning Invitational—a four-team round robin-style format with five singles and four doubles points available. The other three teams are Los Angeles Windward, St. Ignatius of San Francisco and host Sage Hill.
Palisades hosts Venice in a Western League match Monday and travels to the Kramer Club to take on Palos Verdes in an intersectional match next Tuesday.