NORTHEAST GLENDALE — When it came to the No.1 singles and doubles brackets, the Flintridge Prep boys' tennis team had a significant advantage over Burbank in a nonleague home match Wednesday.
But, although the athletes at the top of the Rebels' lineup proved to be unbeatable, they could only provide a maximum of six sets toward the team's overall goal. The Bulldogs' depth proved to be an immovable obstacle to that goal, as Prep failed to win a set in the No. 2 and No. 3 brackets and fell, 12-6, at Scholl Canyon Tennis Center.
"They were more balanced, I thought, in the 2 and 3," said Rebels Coach Ron Catano, whose team fell to 2-6 on the season with Prep League play set to begin Friday against archrival Pasadena Poly. "Our guys just are having a hard time figuring out how to put a string of games together so they can pull out the win. They'll play well halfway through the match and then just kind of lose their consistency and they just don't know how to pull it out.