ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub varsity tennis team hosted Rockford Christian on Monday, nearly securing the win but ultimately losing 3-2 to move to 1-7 overall. Rochelle earned two doubles points in the match, with junior Peter Forsberg and sophomore Owen Haas rallying to beat Danny Lynch and Christian Clembronowicz 0-6, 7-6(7), 10-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Sophomore John Green and freshman Parker Lenkaitis bested Tony Chen and Cody Olson 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles, while juniors Jason Zheng and Devansh Patel fell 0-6, 2-6 against Trevor Beale and Chatham McIlroy at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore David Wanner lost 0-6, 0-6 to Finley Buelte at No. 1 singles and junior Alex Gilbert fell 1-6, 0-6 to Brandon Istad at No. 2 singles.