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Arlington goes down, first to Oak Harbor, then to Snohomish
The home court advantage did little to aid Arlingtons tennis team as Snohomish whipped them soundly 7-0 in their Sept. 7 meeting. Snohomish, last years league champion, wasted precious little energy in making their point, winning every single match in straight sets.
Coming on the heels of a disappointing 6-1 loss to Oak Harbor, the Arlington boys must regroup and figure out a way to be competitive with their Wesco North colleagues.
Top Arlington singles player Jacob Aylesworth fought hard against Snohomishs Chad Merkley in the No. 1 singles match. Aylesworth lost 6-3, 6-1 to one of the areas top players.
Ive got to get better at the mental game, said Aylesworth afterward. I need to be more patient and relax out there.
In No. 2 singles, Garrett Meyer lost 6-2, 6-1 despite a number of impressive winners.
I just wasnt hitting consistently, noted Meyer. I normally play forward toward the net but today it was difficult because he kept hitting winners. I learned a lot though and will have more confidence when we face them later this season.
So far this season only Riley Spears and Ari Fernando have tasted victory for Arlington. The pair competed in third doubles for the first match against Oak Harbor winning 6-2, 6-3.
Arlingtons next match is Sept. 12 against Stanwood.