After dropping the first set 6-0, Flagstaff’s Rosie Acevedo bounced back to win the second and force a deciding third-set tiebreaker Thursday afternoon against the Prescott Badgers.
While the No. 48 Eagles (2-9) lost 9-0 to the No. 16 Badgers (9-4) as Acevedo fell in her third set, Flagstaff’s No. 4 singles player carried her success in singles over to doubles as she and partner Dani Tirado put together the best score of the day at No. 2.
Acevedo finished with a 6-0, 4-6, 10-0 loss in singles, before she and Tirado fell 8-3 in doubles after an extended game on receive. Fighting back and forth with Prescott while trailing 6-3, the duo forced multiple points at deuce.
The Eagles and Badgers opened play at Thorpe Park with singles as they fought through constant gusts of wind. Autumn Jackson recorded a similar turnaround to Acevedo at No. 5, with a 6-0, 6-4 loss providing a stronger second set after a tough opener.
Pearl Garner fell 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1, Rachel Lovett dropped the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-2 and Morgan Cloverdale ended her match at No. 3 6-0, 6-0. Erica Ring wrapped up singles play with a 6-0, 6-1 final at No. 6.
Garner and Lovett fell 8-0 at the top doubles spot while Jackson paired with Colette Boulet at No. 3 and fell 8-2.
Flagstaff continues a busy week Friday with a match against the No. 52 Sierra Linda Bulldogs (2-10) and travels to the No. 37 Lee Williams Volunteers (7-5) on Saturday. Flagstaff will host rival Coconino on Tuesday while celebrating its seniors, Lovett, Cloverdale, Acevedo, Jackson and Tirado.