Sequim slips in loss to Buccaneers

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Sequim may be a perennial league title contender, but this season they've got some competition.

The Wolves fell to 1-2 after a 4-3 loss to Kingston on Sept. 13.

Mallory Maloney and Evan Hill both won straight-set single matches while Byron Boots and Michael Lee topped Kingston's top doubles duo of Richie Sander and Trevor

Shuey in three sets (4-6, 6-1, 6-1), but the Buccaneers showed their depth by winning the three remaining doubles matches and the No. 3 singles match, a three-set Erik Reichert win against

Sequim's Andrew Gunstone.

Rain shut Sequim out of a match with Port Townsend later in the week and the Wolves were scheduled to play at Bremerton on Sept. 20, but poor weather may postpone both matches once again.

Sequim was slated to host Port Angeles on Sept. 22 and play in Silverdale against Klahowya on Sept. 24.

Wolves get first win

After a season-opening loss to North Kitsap, Sequim exacted some revenge.

The Wolves clobbered North Mason 7-0 on Sept. 10, losing just one of 15 sets in the process.

Maloney led the squad with a win in No. 1 singles play, downing top 'Dog A.J. Barker 6-3 and 6-0.

Boots and Hill added straight-set singles wins.

Donovan and Michael Lee chipped in with a win in No. 1 doubles play, losing just two games in a 6-1, 6-1 sweep of Brandt Franzel and Martin Garland.

Vikings edge Wolves

Before the season, Sequim coach Mark Textor figured his team would have a close, tough first match with the Poulsbo squad.

The season-opening match lived up to the billing, with host North Kitsap taking the first meeting of the campaign 4-3 on Sept. 8, winning three doubles matches.

Sequim's Boots and Hill each scored straight-set wins. Boots topped Tyler Swanboro 6-1, 6-1 while Hill ousted Jacob Coover 6-1 and 6-0.

Donovan and Michael Lee teamed up to give Sequim its lone doubles victory, topping Vikings Alex Olsen and Zack Turley 6-3 and 6-4.

But North Kitsap got key wins in No. 1 singles (Zack Fohn tipped Sequim's

Maloney 6-3, 6-1) and in No. 2 doubles, as Sebastian Ford and Chris Gracey outlasted Sequim's Gunstone and Duncan Skinner, 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2.

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