The undefeated Meadowdale Mavericks were too much for Mountlake Terrace as they beat the Hawks 7-0 in boys tennis on Wednesday at Mountlake Terrace High School.
Terrace not only failed to win a single match in the Wesco 3A South Conference match-up, but prevailed in only 18 of 85 games against the powerful Mavericks.
Freshman Jeremy Ansdell got his first opportunity to play singles this season on Wednesday – the newcomer had been paired in doubles play for the Hawks first three outings of the year. The combination of a tough opponent in Maverick Bret Matysik and a slightly injured left wrist led to a 6-1, 6-0 defeat for Ansdell.
“Jeremy is a good player,” coach Alberto Ramirez stated. “He just needs to build a little confidence out there.”
The match was the first of four in a row the Hawks face against conference foes. “It’s a tough stretch, facing Meadowdale, then Glacier Peak, Shorewood and Shorecrest,” Ramirez said. Terrace will take on the Grizzlies next at home on Monday, Sept. 23, with first serves scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
MTHS boys tennis: Meadowdale 7 – Mountlake Terrace 0
Singles: Nick Ekern (MHS) def. Bryce Pingul (MTHS) 6-0, 6-0; Bret Matysik (MHS) def. Jeremy Ansdell (MTHS) 6-1, 6-0; Grayson Cox (MHS) def. Adam Lorraine (MTHS) 7-5, 6-1; Lee Breummer (MHS) def. Drake Day 6-2, 6-2
Doubles: Mark Steinke/Quint Turner (MHS) def. Ricky Bridges/Collin Rhodes (MTHS) 6-4, 6-0; Bennett Holton/Ephrem Yared (MHS) def. Mincheol Jung/Caleb Sill (MTHS) 6-0, 6-2; Anthony Smeester/Jacob O’Connell (MHS) def. Ethan McGregor/Ben McGrover (MTHS) 6-0, 6-1
Records: Mountlake Terrace 2-2; Meadowdale 5-0
MTHS next match: versus Glacier Peak at MTHS, Monday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m.