Panther tennis wins one, loses one

It’s been an up and down weeks so far for the Bonney Lake boys tennis team.

The Panthers on Monday began their week with a win against Enumclaw, but then dropped their match to Auburn Mountain View Wednesday.

The week got started with a 3-2 victory over the Hornets. Both of Bonney Lake’s singles players fell in their matches, but the doubles teams carried the day.

First singles player Brody Fitzsimmons dropped a close match in two sets, both of which needed to go to a tiebreak. Fitzsimmons fell 6-7 (7-4), 6-7 (10-8).

Second singles player Nick Ching also lost 1-6, 1-6.

But the first doubles team of Brian Grob and Dominic Leiggi rolled to a 6-0, 6-3 win and the third doubles team of Ethan Nguyen and Austin Gratzer rolled 6-4, 6-4.

Things were tighter for the second doubles team of Mitch Allen and Nate Monsrud, who won their first set 6-2 before falling 0-6 in the second and needing a tiebreak to win the third set 7-6(8-6).

On Wednesday, Fitzsimmons lost 3-6. 1-6 and Ching fell 0-6, 0-6. The first doubles team of Grob and Allen picked up a 7-5, 7-5 win and the second doubles team of Leiggi and Monsrud battled back to win their match 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, but the thrid doubles squad of Gratzer and Adam Hunt could not hold on, losing their set 7-6(7-5), 1-6, 5-7.

The Panthers play at Peninsula Friday.