GLENDALE — The chances were there initially for the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ tennis team to make things interesting in the first round. Instead, they came away with nothing.
In their CIF Southern Section Division II opening-round road match against host Villa Park on Wednesday afternoon, the Falcons had stayed close with the Spartans in most of the first-round sets. However, Crescenta Valley Coach Sarah Wiggins spotted a trend.
“We were looking at possibly being at 3-3, but we lost a lot of deuces,” said Wiggins, whose team saw its season conclude with a 12-6 defeat. “They just did a better job at closing out sets than we did.