Wolves are back on top
Sequim Gazette staff
Break up the Wolves.
Sequim's boys tennis team captured its ninth outright or share of a league championship in 10 years after topping rival Port Angeles on Oct. 13.
The Wolves (8-0 in league, 11-3 overall) topped the Roughriders 5-2, taking two singles matches and three doubles pairings for the win and denying the Roughriders a shot at the league title.
Both teams came into the match undefeated in league play.
"This was a great match between two very good teams," Sequim coach Mark Textor said. "Every match was exciting and close and could have gone either way. Port Angeles is our favorite team to play because they are so competitive and always play with class and good sportsmanship."
Sequim senior Mallory
Maloney defeated P.A. singles ace Micah Roos in a classic three-setter, 6-0, 1-6 and 6-1.
Waylon Lam topped Roughrider Jordan Negus 6-2 and 6-2.
Port Angeles took one singles match, as Tavish Casey outlasted Sequim's Duncan Skinner 6-7 (7-5), 6-2 and 7-6 (7-1).
In No. 1 doubles play,
Sequim's Byron Boots and Michael Lee tallied a straight-set win against A.J. Konopaski and Hayden McCartney (6-3, 6-4). Evan Hill and David Richards gave Sequim another doubles win, topping Sam Beasley and Connor Reid, 6-3 and 6-3.
The Wolves' Andrew Gunstone and Donavan Lee won the No. 3 doubles match, a 7-5, 7-5 win against Marcus and Michael Konopaski.
Port Angeles' Derek Crain and Easton Napiontek salvaged a 6-0, 6-4 win in No. 4 doubles play topping
Sequim's Emanuel Herrera and Jeremy Huls.
Sequim's top players were scheduled to continue play at a sub-district at Clover Park High School in Lakewood on Monday afternoon - results of those matches were unavailable at press time.
Maloney and Lam had advanced to the tourney quarterfinals in singles play, as had Wolves' doubles partners Boots/Lee and Hill/Richards.
The West Central District tournament and state tournament conclude in the spring, following the girls' regular season.