By Gerardo Bolong
TUKWILA - Domination of the singles matches propelled the Highline High School boys tennis team to a 5-2 Seamount League win against Foster on Thurs., Oct. 16.
The Pirates improved to 5-5 league and 5-6 overall while the Bulldogs dropped to 2-7 league as well as the same overall. The league tournament begins on Oct. 23 after school classes end for the day and will follow the same schedule on Friday at the Valley Ridge Park courts in SeaTac. The tourney will continue on Saturday, if necessary.
"We've got a mixture of senior and freshman, this year," said Bulldog head coach Sopheak Ngeth. "Or No. 1 doubles has seniors who took up tennis at a later age than your typical seniors."
Jason Hewett posted a 6-1, 6-2, No. 2 doubles win against Foster's Dousiltan Nguyen as part of Highline's singles control.
"I tried mainly to hit to his backhand," said Hewett. "I'd like to get to district and even state."
Tyler Terlouw's 6-0, 6-0, defeat of Araic Papryan added to the Pirate bank of singles wins in the No. 3 match up.More ›