The Marysville-Pilchuck boys tennis team hosted their cross-town rival Marysville Getchell Chargers for the first time this season on Sept. 30.
The Tomahawks entered the matchup with a 2-1 league record, 5-2 overall, while the Chargers were 0-4 in league, 1-6 overall. From the start of the matches, Marysville-Pilchuck made a statement as they dominated the first set in six out of seven matchups. The Tomahawks continued their dominance throughout the day as they finished six matches in two sets and closed out the final match in the third set to secure to 7-0 victory.
“We have an experienced roster and it’s good to see those older players show the younger guys how we play and showing them how to get better every day. It’s a huge advantage to have those experienced players, because we’re able to focus more on strategy and techniques, rather than how to play the game,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s singles were led by incredible performances from Parker Devereux and Trae Tingelstad. Devereux, number one, only dropped two games the entire match as he beat the Chargers’ Liam Perkins by scores of 6-1 in both sets. Tingelstad, number three, was consistent with 6-2 scores in both sets over Marysville Getchell’s Rylee Worth.
The Tomahawks’ doubles also had big showings from their number one team of Aaron Kalab and Treven Southard, as well as their number two team of Dawson Coe and Jake Sulya. Kalab and Southard dropped a total of three games as they beat Luke Olason and Mikah Marshall by 6-1 in the first set and 6-2 in the second. Coe and Sulya only dropped three games as well, over Ryder Hurley and Keegan Brennan, with a first set of 6-0 and a second of 6-3.
“Even though it was 7-0, we saw a lot of strong play and I saw a few highlights that are good to see with a young team. Right now we’re just focusing on the mindset of working hard and continuing to compete through to the end, as well as fundamentals in order to get them there,” said Marysville Getchell’s first-year Head Coach Steve Uppendahl.
Marysville Getchell had a rough day, but their best performance came from their number two singles player Mason Devereux as he took on Carson Asper. Devereux was the only Charger to take a set as he won the first set 6-4, but then dropped the second 6-4 and lost the tiebreaker 10-6.
If you want to come out and support the Tomahawks their next home match will be against the Meadowdale Mavericks on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. On the same day and time, the Chargers will be hosting a match of their own against the Monroe Bearcats.