Boys’ tennis dominates Mark Keppel in preseason match

Photo by Andrés Oyaga
Staff Photographer

The boys’ tennis team comfortably defeated Mark Keppel 14-4 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Led by standout junior Desmond Chan, the Tigers claimed their second victory, improving to 2-1 in the preseason.

Chan, singles one, easily won each of his sets to add to his 9-0 record in matches this preseason. Singles two junior Ben Pestana reigned victorious in his first and last match, but was unable to best his second opponent. Singles three senior James Dekle won two matches 6-4 and 6-3.

Doubles team one, juniors Sigmund Goodstein and Evan Strittmatter, swept its matches, while doubles team three, senior Eamon Hornish and junior David Newhall, claimed two victories. Sophomores Dean Suk and David Sohn, doubles two, fell 0-6 in their first set, but rebounded and won their last two matches.

“I think we played very well,” Newhall said. “We showed a lot of promise and our team is excited to continue through league.”

South Pasadena will look to open a three game winning streak against the Schurr Spartans on Friday, Mar. 1.

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