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Arlington tennis defeats Tomahawks


October 4, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Marysville-Pilchuck's Treven Southard returns the ball against the Eagles' Johnathon Leon-Guerrero at Arlington High School on Sept. 28.

The Arlington Eagles boys tennis team welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks to their courts on Sept. 28.

The Eagles came into the matchup with confidence as they had previously beaten the Tomahawks 7-0 earlier this season.

All of the matchups were much more competitive this time around, however Arlington still managed to produce the same result as they notched another victory, 7-0.

"We took care of business today and that's the most important thing. We didn't allow ourselves to come out overconfident and we put the hammer down when we needed to," said Arlington Head Coach Ben Mendro.

Two of the most notable matchups came with the second and third singles matches. These two matches pitted Arlington's Will Eckley against Marysville-Pilchuck's Luke Dobler and Eagles' Dominic Palmisano against Tomahawks' Connor Peterson, respectively.

Arlington's Eckley came into the day with the flu but he took the first set over Dobler by a score of 7-5. Dobler bounced back in the second set as he used his speed and ability to rush the net in order to win by 6-2. In the final tie breaking set, first to 10 and win by two, Eckley left everything he had on the court to earn a victory of 10-3.

Andrew HInes

Taras McCurdie returns the hard serve for the Eagles at Arlington High School on Sept. 28.

Marysville-Pilchuck's junior captain, Peterson, started out his first set aggressively as he went up early, but lost in the end by a score of 6-4. Palmisano looked to close out the match with a win in set two, but a combination of errors and great play from Peterson tied up the competition with a score of 6-1. In the final tie-breaking set Peterson struck first but couldn't hold on to that momentum as Palmisano won out with a commanding score of 10-3.

"All the guys were super hyped up. After losing to them earlier in the season, I think all the guys felt that this was a team that we honestly could beat. Unfortunately, I started seeing a lot of unforced errors and I think that led to a loss in confidence throughout the team," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw.

If you want to come support the Eagles, their next home match is against the Snohomish Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. Or if you want to check out the Tomahawks, their next home match will be against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Monday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m.


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