HENDERSONVILLE — The objective was clear for the Wilson Central Wildcats. With a victory, the boys would be a win away from claiming a regular season district title.
Unfortunately, the boys struggled to cash in at big moments falling 6-1.
Wilson Central (5-1 in District 9-AAA, 9-1 overall), looked to start out hot out of the gates, but the senior duo of Akbar Rahmani and Houston Wood never got on track as the top ranked Wildcat team lost an 8-1 decision to Jackson Kinsler and Brady Rucks.
Looking to salvage a split in doubles, junior Andrew Denning and sophomore Michael Mercante held a 5-4 lead at number two doubles, but lost four of the next five games to drop an 8-6 decision to Jared Burns and Garrett Franklin.
Mercante did give Wilson Central its lone win as the sophomore claimed a 6-2, 6-2 win at number one singles over Kinsler.
However, the match remained in a slide for the Wildcats as Rahmani lost a hard-fought 7-5 first set before dropping the next 6-0 to Burns at number three singles.
Wilson Central will be in action again on Tuesday 4/25 as they travel to Beech for their final regular season district matchup. The Wildcats will finish the regular season on Wednesday as they play host to Father Ryan.