Emily Boss and Rachel Helle seem to be an ideal pair at No. 1 doubles for Oak Harbor.
Boss and Helle won in straight sets Tuesday but the Rockets fell to St. Joseph Central Catholic 4-1 in a non-conference matchup.
The duo regained their composure to refocus.
“We started off pretty well,” Boss said. “We went down hill a little but we stayed enthusiastic and it got better.”
Boss and Helle also played together at first or second doubles last season.
“We have a similar sense of humor,” Boss said. “We know how to laugh at ourselves and then jump back on it. Our tennis skills complement each other. She’s better in the back.
“She’s the best tennis partner I’ve had and I’m glad we’re back together. We’re good at working together.”
Boss and Helle place the emphasis on fun but know when to be serious.
“We’re always there for each other,” Boss said. “We’re always going to have fun but it’s not only fun. We have to work hard, too.”
Oak Harbor’s Amanda Sosa fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 in the most competitive singles match.
The Rockets anxiously awaited the season opener.
“I was really excited,” Boss said. “I looked forward to it.”
Boss was talking about Tuesday’s match, as well as playing with Helle.