Boys tennis: Sequim tops Kingston for first win

Sequim’s boys tennis team scored its first win of the season early last week, a 6-1 rout of Kingston on Sept. 19.

Garrett Little didn’t lose a point at No. 1 singles, topping the Bucs’ Aiden Matteson 6-0 and 6-0, while top doubles team William Hughes and Espn Judd topped Kingston’s Caen Kirkpatrick and Riley Leibold 6-0, 6-1.

In No. 2 doubles play, Sequim’s Zach Post and Hunter Tennell edged Kingston’s Ben Decker and Josh Vanhuis 7-6 (8-6) and 6-2. Sequim’s Aason Judd earned SHS coach Mark Textor’s Player of the Match honors after he and partner Isaac McKenn topped Kingston’s Alex Markaryan and Joey Munns, 6-2, and 6-0.

Sequim also picked up two forfeit victories.

Two days later, Sequim swept all three singles matches but fell at Olympic 4-3 on Sept. 21. Little won another match without dropping a point in topping Olympic’s Ryan Flately, while Judd had the same outcome against the Trojan’s No. 2 singles player, Jonathan Mourich. Hughes earned Player of the Match honor with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Olympic’s Parker Jones.

The Wolves (1-3) then fell to Port Angeles on Sept. 22. The visiting Roughriders swept the doubles matches and claimed the No. 2 and 3 singles contests. In the most competitive match, the Riders’ No. 1 singles player Reef Gelder took the first set off Sequim’s Little before Little came back to win in three sets, improving to 4-0 on the young season.

Coming up

The Wolves were scheduled to host Bremerton on Sept. 26 and play at Bainbridge on Sept. 27 — results were not available at press time.

Sequim is at North Kitsap on Oct. 3 and Kingston on Oct. 6.