It’s been a crazy first two weeks of tennis this season, with a number of our players being part of playoff teams for winter sports. After rescheduling the first two matches of the season, we decided to just dive in regardless of the soccer team’s impressive run to the CIF Championship game tonight.
On Wednesday, we beat Oxnard High 12-6 on the back of sweeps in singles from Phillip Hicks and Alex Furukawa. In doubles, senior Martin Barnick paired with Connor Elmore for a sweep, while Atty Roddick and Jason Barnick picked up two wins as a doubles team. Kylan Tyng came through with a solid win against the Oxnard #3 in the final round of play.
Today we faced San Marcos High without two of our top three players and came out one set better than last season with a 5-13 result. Seniors Martin Barnick and Mitchell Gravelle claimed a doubles sweep with 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 scores in an impressive first appearance together. Connor Elmore and Jason Barnick also played a strong three rounds, taking a win over the San Marcos #3 team by a 6-4 score and playing two more close 3-6 sets. Phillip Hicks added a 6-2 win in singles.
Next week we will face perennial rival Santa Ynez on Wednesday and then Dunn School on Friday. Both of these matches will be played at home on the new Laguna Blanca Furukawa Tennis Facility.