Sequim’s Jack Van De Wege, right, returns a shot in a No. 1 doubles match as he and partner Henry Hughes take on Port Angeles on Oct. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Jack Van De Wege, right, returns a shot in a No. 1 doubles match as he and partner Henry Hughes take on Port Angeles on Oct. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Boys tennis: Wolves edge Roughriders for season sweep

It took three sets in a pair of key matches, but on Oct. 14 Sequim managed to edge rival Port Angeles for the second time this season.

SHS sophomore Garrett Little won a hard-fought (6-7, 6-3, 6-4) match over Roughrider ace Reef Gelder to stay unbeaten on the season at No. 1 singles, while teammates Connor Bear and Koda Robinson followed with straight-set wins over Edun Bailey and Tate Alton.

At No. 1 doubles, Sequim’s Henry Hughes and Jack Van De Wege rebounded from a first set loss to edge Port Angeles’ Damon Gundersen and Michael Soule, 4-6, 6-2 and 7-6.

PA swept the remaining doubles matches, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Wolves (8-3).

Little and Robinson both improved to 11-0 on the season, while Bear and the Hughes/Van De Wege combo both improved to 8-3.

“This match was really well played by both sides and could have gone either way,” Port Angeles coach Brian Gundersen said.

“This was a great high school tennis match. Guys were leaving it all out on the court, playing with incredible intensity and effort, and the sportsmanship was top notch.”

Sequim added wins over Bremerton (4-3) on Oct. 15 and at Olympic (7-0) on Oct. 18.

Coming up

Sequim looks for a strong finish to the Olympic League season at the league championships set for Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Poulsbo.

The top four singles players and doubles teams advance to the West Central District tourney, slated for Oct. 29-30 at the Bremerton Tennis Center.

The state 2A boys tennis tournament aligns with the girls’ season in May, and is set for May 27-28 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

Sequim’s Henry Hughes returns a shot in a No. 1 doubles match as he and partner Jack Van De Wege take on Port Angeles on Oct. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Henry Hughes returns a shot in a No. 1 doubles match as he and partner Jack Van De Wege take on Port Angeles on Oct. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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