After a 5-0 win over #13-seeded Dighton-Rehoboth and a 4-1 victory over #4-seeded Somerset in the opening rounds of the MIAA Division I South Sectional tennis tournament, the Dragons gave it their best shot before bowing to Falmouth, 3-2 in the Sectional quarterfinals last week.

After a 5-0 win over #13-seeded Dighton-Rehoboth and a 4-1 victory over #4-seeded Somerset in the opening rounds of the MIAA Division I South Sectional tennis tournament, the Dragons gave it their best shot before bowing to Falmouth, 3-2 in the Sectional quarterfinals last week.{sidebar id=4}

Duxbury’s Brayden Minihan had his hands full at #1 singles where he had to face Falmouth’s Joe Delinks. The freshman found out quickly why Delinks is one of the state’s best players, as he dropped a 6-0/6-1 decision.

The #2 slot didn’t get any easier for the Dragons, as Dan Pannell was shutout by the Clipper’s Richie Litterest, 6-0/6-0, putting Duxbury in a precarious position at 0-2.{sidebar id=1}

The #2 doubles team of James Rich and Conor Dunphy got the Duxbury ship back on course, as they won their match with a pair of 6-2 wins.

Duxbury’s powerful #1 doubles team of Stefan Seman and Kevin Scott also aided the Dragons’ rally by pulling out a 6-4/7-6 (9-7) win to even the match at 2-2.

The match came down to #3 singles, where TJ Scholberg put on a valiant effort before losing his match, 6-2/6-4, thereby ending #20-seeded Duxbury’s season at 12-8.{sidebar id=6}