During what can only be described as an idyllic day for tennis, the Laguna Blanca boys’ team got it’s season off to a solid start with a 13-5 win today against Coast Union.
Laguna dominated singles play, winning 8-of-9 sets. Senior Phillip Hicks and sophomore Alex Furukawa both swept, while freshman Andrew Tolles added two wins.
Tolles and Furukawa are fresh off the soccer team’s 2nd round loss in CIF playoffs yesterday, meaning they didn’t even get to practice before the match! Now that they’ll be on-court every day together, these three will be an increasingly dangerous starting singles lineup as the season progresses.
In doubles, sophomore Jason Barnick had an outstanding day, winning his first two sets with partner Kylan Tyng and adding a third set win with partner Kelvin Chen. Barnick dropped just 1 game in three sets of play.
Senior Atty Roddick and sophomore Victor Liu came up with 6-1, 6-0 wins along with a close 4-6 set against the Coast Union #1 doubles team. Jack Stein and Eric Chen also had their talons out in their first matches together, coming close to victory in three 4-6 sets.
Laguna boys’ tennis plays next on March 1st at home against St. Bonaventure High School at 3pm. We hope to see you out there!