In boys high school tennis action last week, the Eatonville Cruiser team faced off in two exciting matches.
On Oct. 17, the Eatonville Boys' tennis team took on East Jefferson (Chimicum & Port Townsend) despite encountering late rain. Reid Martin of East Jefferson secured a victory for his team in a match against Carl Lucas at No. 1 singles. Martin, a senior with previous State competition experience, proved to be a formidable opponent, ultimately outplaying Carl in a well-fought match. However, Eatonville managed to clinch one win with their first doubles team, composed of Brody Thirtyacre & AJ Lightfoot. They dominated the match, winning swiftly with a score of 6-0, 6-1. Despite the weather challenges, this match served as a valuable confidence booster and allowed Thirtyacre & Lightfoot to refine their strategies and point setups. As the courts became increasingly wet due to the rain, the match was called off for player safety, and no rescheduling will occur.
Two days later, on Oct. 19, the Eatonville Cruiser boys' tennis team triumphed over Annie Wright in a thrilling 3-2 victory. Austen Quirie displayed tremendous resilience by competing in a 3rd set tiebreaker to secure a win at 2nd singles. The first doubles duo, Brody & AJ, initially appeared to be cruising to an easy victory but encountered the challenge of breaking strings on two different racquets before ultimately clinching a third set tiebreaker victory. Team Golding/Goode at 2nd doubles breezed past their opponents, winning by a score of 6-2, 6-0, serving points at 40-Love. The team wrapped up their week by hosting the Vashon Pirates.
In a challenging week for the Eatonville Cruiser volleyball team, they faced three consecutive losses, extending their losing streak to eight matches.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Cruisers played at home but suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Montesano.
Two days later, on Thursday, Oct. 19, they took on Hoquiam in an away match at Hoquiam, only to be defeated 3-0 once again.
The week concluded with a home match on Friday, Oct. 20, where the Cruisers faced Cascade Christian and faced yet another 3-0 loss.
They have a home match against Elma on Tuesday, followed by a road trip to Tenino to challenge the Beavers on Thursday at Brock Court, located at Tenino High School.