The McDowell Titans tennis team dropped its second defeat of the year to the Owen Warhorses, but the Titans were decidedly better the second time around.
McDowell fell 6-3 Wednesday to a club that had blanked the Titans 9-0 the previous day.
This time, the Titans got victories from fifth seed John Ramirez in singles, as well as doubles wins from Walter Catala and Isaac Lawing and Max Ledbetter and Thomas Moomaw.
Catala, the Titans’ top seed, lost his individual match, as did second seed Chris Boyette, third seed Lawing, fourth seed Moomaw and sixth seed Ledbetter. The doubles team of Boyette and Isaac Smith also fell.
McDowell hosted Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Thursday. Results were not available at press time. The Titans open Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play next Tuesday on the road at Hickory.