Photo by Gerardo Bolong
Spanish exchange student Martin Temprano-Gomez eyes a return from Foster's Armen Popyan in No. 1 boys singles.

Dogs fall to Pirates

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.

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MR pair to district

By Gerardo Bolong

KENT - Kepe Bonner and Tyler Andrews of Mount Rainier earned a West Central/Southwest 4A bi-district boys tennis berth following play that began with South Puget Sound League North Division action on Oct. 9 at Kent Meridian High School.

After surviving the round of 32, the pair moved into the division crossover matches in the round of 16.

Bonner and Andrews began with a tough 6-3, 6-2, win against Sam Morman and Jacob Brown of Puyallup before Cameron Martin and Donavan Gomez of Thomas Jefferson sent the Ram pair into the consolation round, 6-1, 6-2.
Regrouping strongly, Bonner and Andrews were matched against another Puyallup pairing, this time the team of Connor Herriford and Jackson Hope, with a bi-district berth on the line.

This pairing forced the Ram pair into survival of the fittest mode with Bonner and Andrews out stroking the Vikings 6-3 in the first set. On and on the teams squared off in the second set. Using a late service break, the H & H tandem pulled out a 7-5 second set triumph.

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Sports Roundup for 10-17-14

Sports Roundup

Thursday, Oct. 16
Federal Way 49, Mount Rainier 6
Mount Rainier managed to find the end zone once in Thursday's matchup with the powerful Federal Way team at Federal Way Memorial Field.
Girls soccer
West Seattle 3, Ingraham 1
West Seattle's Wildcats won in Metro League action Thursday.
Seattle Prep 3, Chief Sealth 0
Chief Sealth was shut out by Seattle Prep on Thursday.
TJ 4, Mt. Rainier 0
Thomas Jefferson blanked the Rams in Thursday's match at Highline Memorial.
Kennedy 7, Renton 0
Kennedy Catholic lived up to its reputation and won big again Thursday.
Highline 9, Tyee 0
Highline hammered the Totems on Thursday.
Hazen 7, Foster 0
Foster suffered a shutout loss at the hands of Hazen Thursday.
Lindbergh 6, Evergreen 0
The Wolverines came up empty Thursday.
Kentridge 3, Mt. Rainier 0
The Chargers swept the Lady Rams on Thursday.
Highline 3, Tyee 0
Highline emerged victorious against the Totems this past Thursday.
Evergreen 3, Lindbergh 2
The Wolverines of White Center outlasted Lindbergh on Thursday.
Kennedy 3, Renton 0
Kennedy Catholic cruised past the Indians Thursday.
Hazen 3, Foster 1

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