Boys Tennis: Maranatha Wins a Tight One in Season Opener

By ARTHUR HSIEH In their first matches of the season, two of the top programs in Pasadena squared off in their first meeting since 2014 (the Minutemen won). It was a dog fight right from the get-go, as the evenly matched squads battled throughout. The Minutemen edged the Eagles in the first round, 4-2, behind […]

By ARTHUR HSIEH

In their first matches of the season, two of the top programs in Pasadena squared off in their first meeting since 2014 (the Minutemen won). It was a dog fight right from the get-go, as the evenly matched squads battled throughout.

The Minutemen edged the Eagles in the first round, 4-2, behind two come-from-behind wins by #1 Daniel Guan (6-3) and #3 Nico Engling (6-4). #2 doubles, Billy Tan/Jake Scott and #3 Kenny Cho/Tim Huang dominated their opening sets, both winning, 6-0.

#2 JP Collins got on the board in the second round with a 6-0 win, as did #1 doubles, Matthew Leiva/Michael Mathews, who won, 6-2. Tan/Scott contributed another set, 6-4, leaving Maranatha in the the leads 7-5.

In the final round of play, doubles swept, while Guan won 6-0.

Next up for the Minutemen is Tarbut V Torah on Thursday.

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org.

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