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M-P tennis sweeps singles matches at AHS

ARLINGTON — The Eagles and Tomahawks met on the tennis court for a match up of teams with reserved expectations for the season.

Marysville-Pilchuck pulled out the 5-2 decision at Arlington Sept. 9 to stay perfect (2-0) on the season.

Both coaches, Sean Cunningham of Arlington and Robert Sherry of Marysville-Pilchuck, are waiting to see how their players compete in the next couple of weeks before gauging what they are capable of.

Meanwhile, Sherry got a positive result.

“We’ve got five or six guys that make up a nice core for us, it’s just getting some other guys to emerge from the pack and fill the holes at the bottom,” Sherry said.

The Tommies swept singles play with Corey Coombs defeating Denny Duskin (6-1, 6-1) at No. 1, Sam Josephson defeating Dakota Olson (7-6, 6-1) at No. 2, Andrew Vander Stoep defeating Viet Nguyen (6-2, 6-2) at No. 3 and Jonathan Tuemmler defeating Jacob Hughes (6-4, 6-3) at No. 4.

Arlington, on the other hand, won doubles play, taking the No. 2 pairing with Tyler Bradford and Ben Huge defeating Ben Rumsey and Mark Blankenship (3-6, 6-1, 7-5) and Kevin Rasanen and Ryan Walker defeating C.J. Gonzalez and Bruce Crawford 6-2, 7-6 at the No. 3 singles match up.

“I got some good play out of our doubles teams,” said Cunningham. “The effort is there, it’s just learning how to win matches.”

That much is impressive for the Eagles, who don’t have a doubles team that played together before this season.

Marysville-Pilchuck won the No. 1 singles match with Jared Randall and Chris Rasmussen winning 6-1, 6-1 over Reidar Composano and Brandon Kennedy.

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