Olympic’s boys tennis team traveled to Kingston and defeated the Buccaneers 6-1 Sept. 29.
Kingston’s squad has been plagued with injuries and illnesses, so the squad looked new in certain events.
Victor Taylor, Kingston’s third singles player, played his first singles match after overcoming an illness. He faced Olympic’s Dylan Williams, losing 6-3, 6-4.
Kingston’s other new look came at the first doubles court where Caen Kirkpatrick and Jonny Fortenbacher faced Olympic’s Jesse Arsenio and Edward Guerrero. Both sides showed signs of momentum through their serves, long rallies and smashes. Kirkpatrick and Frotenbacher, who had never competed alongside each other, won the first set in a 7-6 tiebreaker.
Arsenio and Guerrero responded in the second set, winning 6-2. However, Kingston’s new duo captured the Buccaneers’ lone win, taking the third set 6-3. At first, the Kingston pair struggled, falling behind 3-2. However, they won four straight games to complete the victory.
Since Kingston shook up their lineup, they forfeited the fourth doubles match. In addition, Kingston’s Jack Butler was tied halfway through three sets with Olympic’s Parker Jones before medically forfeiting that match.
Olympic earned another singles victory from their ace, Jonathan Mourich, 6-3, 6-2 over Aiden Matteson.
Olympic’s two final team points came from their second doubles team Colby Andrews and Drew Walters, and their third doubles team Levi Caldwell and Zach Mercer.