Spartans trip up 'Cats | Tennis

David Kusnick returns a serve in Monday
David Kusnick returns a serve in Monday's match.
— image credit: John Fisken / Whidbey News-Times

The Oak Harbor High School tennis team had a rough beginning to its conference schedule as it fell 7-0 to visiting Stanwood Monday, Sept. 10.

Wildcat coach Horace Mells said, "Stanwood is a very good team and is my pick to finish first in the 3A North Division…This match was a good learning experience, especially for first-time varsity players."

The Spartans are now 3-0 for the season.

Oak Harbor's strongest performance came in second singles where David Kusnick lost 6-7(2), 6-2, 1-6.

Mells said Kusnick "was up for the challenge" and "played well, especially in the first two sets."

Oak Harbor (1-2, 0-1) goes to Everett (1-2) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Other Oak Harbor results versus Stanwood:

Singles: 1, William Southard lost 0-6, 0-6; 3, Carter Saar lost 3-6, 0-6; 4, Harrison Miller lost 4-6, 3-6.

Doubles: 1, Jose Dimaculangan/Ziwei Peng lost 0-6, 0-6; 2, Casiano Atienza/Antonio Unpingco lost 0-6, 2-6; 3, Tom Dale/Jozef Mendoza lost 1-6, 4-6.

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