Prep boys tennis: Three Hawks in the running for state championship berth

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Senior Jeremy Andsell is one of three Mountlake Terrace Hawks still alive in the 2A District 1 Boys Tennis Tournament being contested in Mount Vernon and Bellingham.
Senior Jeremy Andsell is one of three Mountlake Terrace Hawks still alive in the 2A District 1 Boys Tennis Tournament being contested in Mount Vernon and Bellingham.

Mountlake Terrace Hawks Jeremy Andsell, Adam Lorraine and Max Leidig are all still in the hunt for state tennis championship berths after the first three days of the rain-plagued 2A District 1 Boys Tennis Tournament being played in Mount Vernon and Bellingham.

Andsell is undefeated in two matches at the district tourney and has reached the singles’ semifinals where he will face Sedro Woolley’s Kyle Beuse on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Lorraine and Leidig are 2-1 in doubles’ matches; the pair is scheduled to next take on Dane Faris and Michael Bornstein of Sehome on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The district tournament had been scheduled to conclude on Tuesday but a number of early-round matches were rained out and that has caused the competition schedule to expand further into this week. Tuesday’s matches – weather-permitting – will be contested at Skagit Valley Community College in Mount Vernon; the district tourney will then continue on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, at the Bellingham Tennis Club.

The top two singles’ finishers and the top two doubles’ teams at districts will earn spots at the WIAA 2A State Tennis Championships to be played next May in Seattle.

Prep Boys Tennis: 2A District 1 Boys Tennis Tournament (Days 1-3, Mountlake Terrace results)

Singles: Jeremy Andsell (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Cade Hughes (Liberty) 6-2, 6-0; Jeremy Andsell (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Calvin Vuong (Liberty) 6-2, 6-1; Alec Ung (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Steve Shih (Archbishop Murphy) 7-6, 6-2; Shane Lynette (Sehome) defeated Alec Ung (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-1; Koal Reyes-Schulze (Bellilngham) defeated Max Knibbe 7-5, 4-6, 10-8

Doubles: Adam Lorraine / Max Leidig (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Stephan Robert / Sandeep Singh (Sammamish) by default; Adam Lorraine / Max Leidig (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Sam McNamee / Wyatt Brugge (Sehome) 6-4, 6-4; Adam Lorraine / Bryan Le / Ethan Le (Liberty) defeated Max Leidig (Mountlake Terrace) 6-4, 6-3; Cody Hughes / Marco Sabrino (Liberty) defeated Morgan Subert / Owen Jones (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-1; Robert De Mello e souza / Trenton Mosier (Archbishop Murphy) defeated Drake Day / Trevor Swanson (Mountlake Terrace) 4-6, 7-6, 10-6

–Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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