The Bainbridge High varsity tennis team saw their overall season record fall to 4-3 after suffering a 7-4 loss at home Friday, April 18 to Lakeside High, the number one ranked team in the league.
“The Spartans lost a close match to Metro League No. 1 Lakeside at home on Friday,” said Spartan Head Coach Mike Anderson. “The score was 7-4, but if not for two close losses — Sammi Jiang at number two girls singles and Jordan Jackson and Jarrett Grimm at mixed doubles, both in three sets — the score could have been 6-5 Bainbridge.”
Anderson said that the match was very close overall, with the Spartans claiming victories in four of the six singles matchups.
“In girls singles, Jordan Ferguson won at No. 1,” he explained. “And Ellie Van Slyke won at No. 3. In boys, Keet Curtis won at No. 2 and Ben DeVries won at No. 3.”
The most highly anticipated match of the day was in boys singles No. 1, in which Bainbridge’s Matt Alderson faced off against Daniel Park in a battle of the undefeateds.
Despite some intense back-and-forth, and some late match rallying by Alderson, Park came away the winner.
“Alderson lost to Lakeside and Metro [League] overall No. 1 player Daniel Park,” Anderson explained. “Matt’s career record now stands at 62-11. He trails Jacob Christensen (Class of 2013, total record 69-14) for most boys tennis wins of all time at Bainbridge High School.”
BHS vs. Lakeside Results
No. 1: Jordan Ferguson (BHS) defeated Molly Guo (Lakeside) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
No. 2: Gen Payzer (Lakeside) defeated Sammi Jiang (BHS) 3-6, 7-6(5), 11-9
No. 3: Ellie Van Slyke (BHS) defeated Nadia Khan (Lakeside) 7-5, 4-6, 10-4
No. 1: Daniel Park (Lakeside) defeated Matt Alderson (BHS) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Keet Curtis (BHS) defeated Trey Von Gortler (Lakeside) 6-2, 7-5
No. 3: Ben DeVries (BHS) defeated Kevin Yang (Lakeside) 6-3, 6-3
No. 1: Prachi Keni/Nikki Labell (Lakeside) defeated Tara Nikomborirak/Quinn Dassell (BHS) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2: Amy Wang/Isha Bodas (Lakeside) defeated Raya Deussen/Cranny Curtis (BHS) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: Eli Fonseca/David Yu (Lakeside) defeated Noland Pelly/Nick Miner (BHS) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2: Hayden Clark/Allen Yang (Lakeside) defeated Grant Dalton/Holt Ogden (BHS) 6-4, 6-3
Christina Koh/John Wojciehowski (Lakeside) defeated Jordan Jackson/Jarrett Grimm (BHS) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5