Prep tennis: Royals edge Hawks 4-3

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Mountlake Terrace's Henry Brener flips the score indicator after recording a win over Royal Alex Mellen. (Photo by Doug Petrowski)
Mountlake Terrace’s Henry Brener flips the score indicator after recording a win over Royal Alex Mellen. (Photo by Doug Petrowski)

Though dropping the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches in straight sets, it was the team depth of the Lynnwood boys tennis team that picked up enough wins on Monday to give the squad a 4-3 team victory over Mountlake Terrace in a Wesco 3A matchup at Lynnwood High School.

The win broke a five-game losing streak for Lynnwood. The Royals had not won a match since Sept. 25 when they defeated the Hawks by an identical 4-3 score.

Monday’s match was the regular season finale for the Royals; Terrace has one more date on their regular season schedule, a home match with the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors. The matchup will begin immediately following the completion of a Sept. 29 rain-suspended match between the Hawks and the Warriors beginning at 3:30 p.m; the squads are tied 2-2 with three matches yet to be completed.

The two-day Wesco League 3A South Tournament is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

– By Doug Petrowski

Prep tennis Mountlake Terrace vs. Lynnwood

Lynnwood 4, Mountlake Terrace 3

Singles: Jeremy Ansdell (MTHS) defeated Brandon Pel (LHS) 6-1, 6-3; Henry Brener (MTHS) defeated Alex Mellen (LHS) 6-0, 6-1; Matthew Hwang (LHS) defeated Michael Jung (MTHS) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0; Htet Thu (LHS) defeated Jake Peterson (MTHS) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles: Jared Simbulan/Gary Wu (LHS) defeated Collin Rhodes/Adam Lorriane (MTHS) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3; Takara Truong/Evan Wu (LHS) defeated Blake Christianson/Ricky Bridges (MTHS) 6-4, 6-1; Max Leidig/Drake Day (MTHS) defeated Nate Paulson/Justin Malig (LHS) 6-1, 6-2

Records: Lynnwood 3-9, 5-9 in Wesco; Mountlake Terrace 1-9, 4-10 overall

MTHS next match: vs. Edmonds-Woodway, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

Lynnwood next match: at Wesco 3A South Tournament, Oct. 21-22

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