Lions boys re­main un­beaten

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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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