Enumclaw High girls tennis coach Rick Carel called Thursday’s 5-0 match over a tough Auburn Mountainview team “a good team win.”
“It was probably one of the biggest wins as a coach as far as a whole team,” he said. “From our No. 1 singles to our No. 3 doubles, everyone improved.”
Carel was very impressed with the play of singles players Morgan Johnson, who won 7-5, 6-1, and Amanda Oster, who won 6-2, 6-0.
“They’ve been working on setting up points,” he said, adding the two were able to see the fruits of their labor pay off in Thursday’s competition.
The Hornets also scored three doubles victories. Lauren Redman and Anna Nelson won No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-2. Breanna Pierce and Julie Sanders coasted to a 6-1, 6-1 No. 2 doubles win. While Gina Sanders and Bedda Johnson rallied from a 6-4 loss in the opening set to a 7-5 win in the second. The pair, finding themselves down 4-3 in the third set, came back to win three straight games to post a 6-4 match win.
The Hornets, 4-0 in South Puget Sound League 3A play, were scheduled to finish their match with Peninsula Monday and face Sumner Tuesday. Results of those matches were not available at press time, but the Hornets were leading the March match with the Seahawks 2-1 with two matches remaining before the contest was called for weather and rescheduled. Enumclaw is also scheduled to face Sumner again today, Wednesday, host Timberline Thursday and travel to North Thurston for a make-up contest Friday. Match time for all is 3:30 p.m.
Carel said five straight games provides his players with an opportunity to use the skills they’ve been learning in practice and apply them to a situation.
Reach Brenda Sexton at email@example.com or 360-802-8206.