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Getchell tennis falls to Snohomish


Andrew Hines

Nathan Snyder runs up on the short shot and returns the ball at Marysville Getchell High School, on Oct. 10.

The Marysville Getchell boys tennis team took on the undefeated Snohomish Panthers on Oct. 10.

As the Panthers looked across the court they noticed something they didn't expect. The senior Chargers started a new tradition, wearing skirts, short shorts and high socks in their final home match. Coming into a tough matchup the senior heavy Chargers looked to have fun, but also perform an upset against their tough opponent. Unfortunately, the upset wouldn't happen as Snohomish came in and dominated the competition with a score of 7-0 across all matches.

"We knew we had our work cut out for us today. Snohomish is clearly a better team, so we weren't coming in thinking we were going to go toe-to-toe with them. But, I think we learned a lot about them the last time we played them and maybe some strategies to combat how aggressive they are. That was the goal, to compete better than we did last time," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Andrew Christopher.

Andrew Hines

The Chargers' Erik James returns another strong shot from Snohomish at Marysville Getchell High School on Oct. 10.

Three out of four singles matches ended in shutouts as the Panthers won 48 games to one through all four. On the doubles side of the team, the Chargers won 12 games to Snohomish's 36. The second doubles team, Josh Villavicencio and Joshua Angulo, put up the best fight as they won three games in each set.

"It's going to be really hard to lose three quarters of my team. I don't even want to begin to think what that looks like, but there's always guys waiting in the wings to take those spots. This is probably the most senior heavy team that I've ever had, and probably the most talented. I mean we didn't get to our goal of eight but we're sitting at five wins, which is a program record," said Christopher.

The Chargers season is over as they lost to the Arlington Eagles on Oct. 11 with their final match of the season, by a score of 6-1. They finished the year with an overall record of 5-11 and a league record of 4-8.


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