"We sort of made a compromise with the doctors, that he'd only play doubles," Longoria said. "He had his wrist drained this week, and I know he's been in a lot of pain. The good thing is that he can play doubles or singles. He's a great team guy. He's a co-captain, and he'll do whatever it takes."
Longoria said he was expecting a closer match Friday. The gap was wider because of a pair of impressive singles wins. Sophomore lefty David Kim, a transfer from Mater Dei, won twice, including a 7-5 victory over Kennedy No. 1 singles player William Park. And Sage freshman Gordon Strelow subbed in for a 6-1 victory over Park.
"We were planning on only getting three in singles," Longoria said. "I think they kind of stacked their doubles a little bit ... We're so thin. I was thinking [it would be] 10-8; 10-8 for us this year is a blowout. We just don't have the depth. We've got to make sure that Robbe doesn't lose any, and No. 1 doubles doesn't lose any."