Issaquah High School Eagles open courts in shutout

September 20, 2011

By Staff

The Issaquah High School tennis team celebrates on its new tennis courts, after beating Inglemoor Sept. 15 with its first 7-0 shutout in years. By Greg Farrar

After getting blitzed by a perennial KingCo Conference power earlier in the week, the Issaquah High School boys tennis team was ready to slam someone.

The Eagles found their prey Sept. 15 by overwhelming Inglemoor, 7-0, in a KingCo 4A match at Issaquah.

Issaquah won all the matches in two sets. Evan Cheung took the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Scott Zheng. Andrew Kim won the No. 2 singles match by beating Derek Wang, 6-4, 6-1. Richard Bennett cruised by Nick Paulag, 6-0, 6-0, to win the No. 3 singles. David Park dominated Thomas Lancastor, 6-1, 6-1, to take the No. 4 singles.

In the doubles play, John Brendel and Matt Gonn teamed to win the No. 1 match with a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Ryan Park and Zach Church. Jeffery Weng and Andrew Okada took the No. 2 doubles match with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Jeffrey Chinn and Isac Ropahcho. Ken Kida and Daniel Park wrapped up the sweep for Issaquah by beating Chris Berger and Bahul Bachul, 6-0, 6-1, in the No. 3 doubles match.

Two days earlier, however, Issaquah lost to Newport, 7-0. Newport won all the matches in two sets. The Knights were especially dominant in doubles play.

Skyline had a big week on the courts. The Spartans swept by Garfield, 7-0, Sept. 15 in a league match. On Sept. 12, Skyline defeated Overlake, 6-1, in a nonleague match.

In the match with Garfield, Aman Manji won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Diego Alcaron. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu won the No. 1 doubles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Aaron Schechter and Patrick Mogan.

In the Overlake match, Manji won the No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Tryn Torvund.

In KingCo 3A/2A action, Liberty lost to Lake Washington, 7-0, Sept. 13 and to Sammamish, 7-0, Sept. 15.

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