Boys' tennis beats Palisades, loses first match

By Austin Lee

The boys’ tennis team defeated Palisades 12-6 on Friday and lost to University High School on Tuesday, leaving it with a 3-1 overall record and a 1-0 league record. 

In the contest against Palisades, the team won six sets in both singles and doubles. The team had two big comeback wins from Jackson Frons ’12 in singles and the pair of Roy Murdock ’11 and Max Rothman ’14 in doubles, pushing the Wolverines into an 8-4 lead over Palisades by the second round. 

“The boys were pumped to do well on Friday against Palisades,” Head Coach Chris Simpson said. “We took the first round 4-2 and the confidence grew stronger as we closed in the second round with the same score.”

 

Against University, the reigning CIF Division I champions, the Wolverines were defeated 14-4, with University taking a 5-1 lead in the first round. University substituted some of its doubles players in the second and third rounds, but the Wolverines still only managed to win one out of six sets in the second round. The team finally won two doubles sets in the final round, ending with four sets won total.

 

“University Irvine High school has the deepest team in Southern California and is favored to repeat as CIF Division I champions this year,” Simpson said. “It was important to see how our players would fare this early in the season in case we get them again in the playoffs.”

 

The Wolverines will play Crespi Thursday in a league match at Los Angeles Valley College.

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