Boys tennis secures their third win against Woodinville


Senior and fourth singles player Daniel Orr winds up for a forehand during his match against Woodinville. Orr went on to win both sets, with scores of 6-2 and 6-0. Photo courtesy of Jim Orr.

Margaret He, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Inglemoor boys tennis team scored a win against Woodinville this Tuesday, March 16, completing their third victory in a row for a thus-far undefeated season. The match ended with a score of 5-2, with Inglemoor securing wins for all four singles spots, as well as for third doubles. The first exhibition doubles also scored a strong win, with a final set score of 6-2. 

The match was marked by particularly strong performances from all four singles players. First singles player and senior Adam Walter, second singles player and junior Alan Babadzhanov, and third singles player and freshman Charles Wait easily took the first set 6-0. Fourth singles player and senior Daniel Orr won his first set 6-2. 

Walter’s aggressive net play paid off during his first set but faltered during the second. Undeterred, Walter took the third set tiebreak easily, concluding the match at 6-0, 3-6, and 10-5. 

Babadzhanov showcased his strong service game during his first set and easily took the win. Though he faced the pressure of a close game during his second set, he fought tirelessly for every ball. Babadzhanov kept his focus throughout each point, ending the final game at a deuce to take the win with a score of 6-0, 6-4. 

Freshman Charles Wait was a formidable opponent during his match, advantageously utilizing his consistently powerful line drives.His match was marked by long rallies and hard-fought points. Wait easily took the first set at 6-0, but faced trouble in the second. In perhaps one of the biggest highlights of the entire match, Wait recovered from a 0-5 deficit, restoring his rhythm and capturing the second set with a score of 7-6. 

Last but not least in the singles realm, fourth singles player Orr showcased his consistency and strategy throughout his match, maintaining a strong lead throughout. Orr ended with a commendable score of 6-2, 6-0, demonstrating his ability to maintain collected and focused under pressure. 

Third doubles freshman duo Cosmo Anthony-Mostad and Will Weber were a powerhouse on the court, both at the baseline and the net. Ending with a score of 6-2, 6-2, Anthony-Mostad and Weber easily secured a win with their strong performance on the court.

Win or lose, all players demonstrated remarkable resilience and put up a hard fight. First doubles Nathan Guest and Roman Mar and second doubles Anand Orchirnyam and Andras Marto held their own against tough opponents, utilizing aggressive play at the net and fighting for every point, ending with set scores of 4-6 and 2-6, and 3-6 and 2-6, respectively. 

The team will play Woodinville again on Thursday, March 18 and will look to secure their fourth consecutive win of the season.