SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Looking to challenge one of the front-running squads in the Pacific League, the Crescenta Valley boys' tennis team came out swinging. And, although their opening efforts weren't enough to take a lead, things were certainly close coming out of the first round.
It didn't stay that way for long, though, as host Glendale swept the second round and had little trouble holding off the Falcons down the stretch of a 13-5 win that firmly entrenched the Nitros in second place behind league-unbeaten Arcadia with the first half of league play in the books.
"I feel like we're improving and we're playing really about as well as I can expect right now," said Davidson, who team won all but one doubles set and got two singles wins apiece from Mike Unanian (6-1, 6-4) and Nick Shamma (7-5, 6-1). "Our doubles have kind of been carrying us all year and our singles have been improving."