LONGVIEW — The Bearcats swept the singles matches and earned a win in doubles to prevail 4-2 over Mark Morris in a non-league boys tennis match here on Thursday.
W.F. West’s Luke Walters earned the win in the top singles match, defeating Eric Chen in three sets, 6-3, 2-6 and 6-1.
“Luke did a nice job in that third set. They battled, that first set took a long time,” W.F. West coach Jack State said. “He seemed to be starting to warm up, the other kid, and Luke made a number of errors. He corrected himself and did a really nice job.”
Gabe Cuestas won in the No. 2 spot, taking down Mark Morris’ Caleb Buck, 6-2, 6-1. Andrew Boggess completed the sweep for W.F. West, defeating Joshua Pond, 6-1, 6-2.
In doubles action, Mark Morris’ Gabe Slind and Ben Haukaas defeated Joseph Chung and Cade Cameron without dropping a game, 6-0, 6-0. Slind and Haukaas are the defending state champions.
Tino Cemulini and Skylar McCoy took down W.F. West’s Jacob Blomdahl and Chrisitan Iverson in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8) and 6-3. The Bearcats were able to avoid a tiebreaker scenario with a win in the No. 3 doubles match, with Colin Slattery and Caleb Walters defeating Ramzi Prewitt and Gabe Heinchic, 6-3, 6-1.
“Colin and Caleb did a nice job,” State said. “They had a little bit of a slow start, but once they got going, they won convincingly.”
On Wednesday, the Bearcats hosted Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference match and fell 4-2.
The Thunderbirds swept the singles matches, with Ethan Dillon defeating Luke Walters in the top singles match, 6-0, 6-0. Noah Tompkins won in the No. 2 spot against W.F. West’s Gabe Cuestas in three sets, 6-7, 6-3 and 10-5. Sawyer Lougheed completed the sweep for Tumwater in the No. 3 spot, earning the win against Jacob Moeckel, 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles action, W.F. West’s Joseph Chung and Cade Cameron defeated Zack Schmidt and Clayton Pierpoint, 6-3, 6-0. Peyton Peterson and Gunnar Fields earned the win in the No. 2 spot against W.F. West’s Jacob Blomdahl and Christian Iverson, 6-3, 6-4. W.F. West’s Caleb Walters and Colin Slattery earned the win in the No. 3 spot against Drew Johnson and Mitch Knowlton, 6-3, 6-4.
W.F. West (2-2) hosts Black Hills on Friday in an EvCo match.