Top singles player Vincenzo Massaro produced the only two victories in a competitive 5-2 home tennis loss for Marathon High School on Friday.
The boys faced off against International Studies High School at the Marathon Community Park, while a scheduled girls match against Carrollton School in Miami was cancelled.
Massaro defeated Edouard Billand, 8-2, in the No. 1 singles match and teamed with No. 2 singles player Jake Coldren for an 8-4 No. 1 doubles win.
"Vincenzo is really playing with the maturity of a senior. He is putting points together well and making good adjustments in his matches," coach Chris Bull said.
Bull noted that Massaro and Coldren continued to show good communication on the court and are "starting to gell well as partners."
Middle-schoolers River Fullhart and Michael Goheen were each beaten in the Nos. 4 and 5 singles matches, respectively. But Bull said he's been happy to see the effort both newcomers are putting in.
"They are eager to gain experience and have a great attitude on and off court. They are progressing well," he said.
Coldren (5-8), Jamine Guo (6-8), Fullhart (3-8) and Goheen (4-8) all fell in singles matches. Fullhart and Goheen lost No. 2 doubles, 4-8.
The boys and girls teams are scheduled to host Divine Savior Academy today at the Marathon Community Park at 3:30 p.m. The Dolphins are scheduled to visit rival Coral Shores High on Friday at 2 p.m.