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Eagles tennis defeats Chargers 7-0


October 5, 2016 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Kade Meyers competes in his match at Marysville Getchell High School on Sept. 26.

Marysville Getchell boys tennis hosted the Arlington Eagles for their first matchup of the season On Sept. 26.

With two experienced rosters battling against each other, the results turned out to be a lot more one-sided than some may have predicted. From the first serve the Eagles took control of each match, losing only two sets of a total 16. Arlington came out of the match with a final score of 7-0 against the Chargers.

"We have a whole lot of talent on this team that we are not showing right now. We have nine out of 10 seniors on varsity, and I think we have a whole lot more potential than we're showing right now. Part of that is that we're still learning what it looks like to win. I think Arlington is a better tennis team than we are, but we can be a whole lot more competitive. It's all about knowing how to play the smart shot in the right situation, trying to take what's there and just playing smart," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Andrew Christopher.

Arlington's Connor Guthrie, Nick Mendro and Kenny Knutson dominated singles play as they each beat their opponent two sets to none. Guthrie has been an absolute force this year leading the Eagles as their number one singles.

In doubles, Sean McCauley teamed up with Wren Pullig as the number ones for Arlington. Coach Mendro mentioned them saying, "they've been really solid, just winning all the time." With improvement in doubles play the Eagles are looking to make a strong statement as they look toward the postseason.

"We've got to look down the road. We have to build a program. That's what Dick Jansen, from Snohomish, has done. You know year after year he just keeps bringing in kids that are experienced and that's what we have to start doing at Arlington. Every year we bring in our freshmen and they don't know how to play tennis. So we need to start developing kids so that they come into the team with some experience," said Arlington Head Coach Ben Mendro on how the Eagles can be successful moving forward.

If you want to catch the next home match for the Chargers they will be taking on the Stanwood Spartans on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

If you want to attend the next home match for the Eagles, they will be competing against the Everett Seagulls on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m.


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