After losing the opening set at first singles 6-3 Friday afternoon, Riverhead junior Seth Conrad knew he needed to step up his effort.
Conrad bounced back to win the next two, 6-3, 6-1, against Dave Barlow of Longwood for the lone Blue Waves’ victory in a 6-1 loss at Longwood High School.
The Blue Waves dropped to 0-2 to start the season in League VIII. It was the second victory for Conrad, who’s in his fourth year playing varsity for Riverhead. It’s his third year holding down first singles.
The Blue Waves lost the other six matches, including a forfeit at third doubles. Several players hadn’t reached the required number of practices to participate in a match.
John Rios lost 6-0, 6-2 at second singles against Jake Maccaro. Joseph Inzalaco lost 6-0, 6-3 at third singles against Anthony Deitz. Christian Aquirre lost 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles against Indramel Mitra.
The first doubles team of Tim Saletel and Clive Williams lost 6-0, 6-1 and Danny Chafkin and Ben Stern lost 6-1, 6-1.