Woodinville tennis shows promise

  • Written by Don Mann

Tennis Nate Billett
Nate Billett. Staff photo/Don Mann
Tennis Tim Carlson
Tim Carlson. Staff photo/Don Mann
Tennis Alex Shaw
Alex Shaw. Staff photo/Don Mann

The Woodinville boys tennis team made quick work of visiting Redmond under sunny skies Thursday at WHS, dispatching the Mustangs 6-1 in seven matches to bump its team record to 2-1 in early KingCo play.

The top four Falcon singles players all delivered the goods in fine fashion.

Senior co-captain and No. 1 Nate Billett won 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 Tim Carlson, 6-foot-6 senior with a booming serve, won 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 Alex Shaw, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, persevered 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 and No. 4 senior and co-captain Ben Schetterer disposed of his opponent 6-0, 6-4.

“Our singles players are very powerful, very experienced,” Falcon coach Jay McGinness said. “They hit with authority and are very confident with their shots. Good athletes and great kids who work hard.”

Though it’s early, McGinness expects his squad to make some noise when the KingCo tourney arrives later in October, with state berths on the line.

The doubles tandems, led by current No. 1s Bobby Gleason and Luke McCarthy, won two of three against Redmond.

Carlson, Shaw and Schetterer remain unbeaten at 3-0 in KingCo play thus far.

The boys take their racquets to the road this week, at Eastlake Tuesday and Garfield Thursday.

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