South Whidbey boys tennis rolled against Archbishop Murphy on Friday, winning all five varsity matches.
The Falcons swept the Wildcats, who are in their first season with a boys tennis team. Both of South Whidbey’s singles players won their matches in two sets, while the Falcons’ first and second doubles teams won in three sets.
Charley Stelling, a Falcon junior, beat Houston Schmutz 6-4, 6-3. Falcon head coach Karyle Kramer said Stelling took a while to find a strategy against Schmutz, a sophomore.
At the second singles position, Falcon junior Jonathon Peterson defeated Wildcat sophomore Ryan Castillo 6-4, 7-5. Castillo led 3-0 in the first set and 4-1 in the second set before Peterson rallied to win both.
Falcon juniors Beau Blakey and Campbell Albertsen teamed for the top doubles spot. They battled Archbishop Murphy’s Quinn Stanley and Prieuer Pretorius for more than two hours before finally winning 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-2) 6-4. Lobs proved the difference, Kramer said, as both Blakey and Albertsen are proficient at getting the ball over the volleyers.
Trent Fallon and Andy Zisette, both Falcon juniors, rallied from a first-set loss to beat Dan Pzilnski and MJ Paric 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In the third doubles match, Falcons John Cary and Austin Drake defeated Ben Tucker and Bryan Lucas 6-1, 7-5.
Illness kept several players from the match, including senior Jack Hood.
South Whidbey and Archbishop Murphy face each other Wednesday.