Lions boys remain unbeaten
CENTREVILLE — Forty-degree weather with swirling winds gusting at 30 mph are just fine with the Lions.
Queen Anne’s County High’s boys’ tennis team sur vived the winter-like fury and thrived in the wind Friday afternoon to produce a 5-2 victory against Easton in a battle of North Bayside unbeatens.
With the win, Queen Anne’s improved to 9-0 overall, 8-0 in the North Bayside, while Easton fell to 8-1, 7-1. The two teams are scheduled to play again May 1.
The Lions swept the three doubles matches to open play and later got singles victories from Austin Thomas at No. 2 singles and Matt Lutz at No. 4.
Lutz teamed with Tanner Morris for an 8-5 victory over Lucas Tondin and Alex Matsche in No. 2 doubles. Thomas and Blake Witt defeated Lucas Joshi and Aidan Steinly, 9-7, at No. 1 doubles, and Thomas Glowacki and Corey Higdon won, 8-4, at No. 3.
“It’s nice getting a 3-0 lead, especially against a quality team like Easton,” Lions head coach Shel Gunther said. “The score could have easily been 3-0 the other way. All three matches were close and a lot of great tennis was played. It’s windy here a lot, usually not this windy.”
With the No. 1 doubles match tied 7-7, the Lions broke Easton’s serve, winning four of five points played in Game 15. Witt hit a forehand crosscourt winner and scored with a slice at the net. Thomas finished off the game with a pair of deep returns that Easton couldn’t return against the brisk wind.
Witt served out the match. Joshi sent a return of serve off the court and Steinly sent a forehand long. After Easton tied the game at 30-30, Joshi hit a smash into the net before Thomas ended the match with an overhand winner at the net.
Easton closed within 6-5 in No. 2 doubles before Lutz and Morris claimed victory by winning the final two games. The Lions duo won all four points in Game 12, stringing together three straight winners to end the game. An ace by Lutz tied Game 13 at 15-15. Tondin then sent a forehand long and Matsche returned a serve long to make it 40-15. That’s when things got interesting with five deuces in the game before the Lions finally clinched it. After
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