WATERVILLE — Central Maine had one of its nicest days of the spring Friday for the first two rounds of the state singles tennis tournament at Colby College.
And of course, like some elaborate joke, it turned out to be a tease.
The weather was gorgeous for about six hours, and it looked like all 64 scheduled matches would be completed. But lightning, thunder and rain arrived in the afternoon and play was suspended before some of the second-round matches began.
Play will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Most of the seeded players who finished their second-round matches advanced to the Round of 16, but the boys’ bracket was shaken up when No. 1 seed Justin Brogan of Falmouth had to retire from his match against Cape Elizabeth’s Luke Gilman because of an ankle injury. Brogan, a two-time state runner-up, was leading 4-2 in the first set.
Bryce Tetreault of North Yarmouth Academy moved into the third round with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Oceanside’s Cameron Butler, the No. 8 seed.