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Eagles tennis tops Tomahawks 7-0


Andrew Hines

Griffin Hubbert sprints across the court to return for Marysville-Pilchuck at Arlington High School on Sept. 14.

The Arlington Eagles boys tennis team took on the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks at Arlington High School on Sept. 14.

Every matchup looked like the same story as the Eagles dominated the competition in every facet of play. With a strong senior cast, Arlington took advantage of the inexperienced Tomahawks who have just one senior on their roster. After making quick work of Marysville-Pilchuck, Arlington ended up scoring 7-0 throughout their matches.

"We did what I thought we'd do. I know Evan is down this year, he's got a very young team. Those kids are trying hard but they are super inexperienced and I have a really experienced team this year, eight seniors. So I expected that we would dominate and we did. I told them before the match that this would be a great opportunity for them to work on their weaknesses and skills," said Arlington's Head Coach Ben Mendro.

Through seven scored matches Arlington lost a total of seven games, out of the total 91 games played. Connor Guthrie and Nick Mendro led the Arlington Eagles singles as their number one and number two, respectively. Nick Mendro swept Marysville-Pilchuck's lone senior, Griffin Hubbert, through two sets. As for doubles, Arlington was led by their starting doubles team Kade Meyers and Isaiah Mitzelfeldt.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Nicholas Mendro reaches out for the return in the second set at Arlington High School on Sept. 14.

"They are getting more of the tennis strategies down and getting more tools in their pocket. We've been working on things in practice that they are starting to implement more and feel comfortable with in match play. We're still cutting on the number of unforced errors and just the consistency. We have a lot of new guys so they are really working on controlling where they want the ball to go, and then implementing the strategies we learned in practice," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw.

If you want to catch Arlington's next match they will be playing against the other titan of the Wesco North, Snohomish, at Arlington High School on Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Or if you want to watch Marysville-Pilchuck their next home match will be against Oak Harbor, at Totem Middle School, on Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m.


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