The Mercer Island boys tennis team picked up their third win of the season, a 7-0 victory against Juanita, on Thursday, Sept. 19. Photo courtesy of Anjali Patel

The Mercer Island boys tennis team picked up their third win of the season, a 7-0 victory against Juanita, on Thursday, Sept. 19. Photo courtesy of Anjali Patel

Tennis continues to roll, Volleyball loses a close one | Mercer Island prep sports roundup

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:00am
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Boys tennis: The Mercer Island boys tennis team (3-0) continued their undefeated start to the season with a 7-0 victory over Juanita on Thursday, Sept. 19.


Jack Mattox (Mercer Island) defeated Dylan Bard (Juanita) 6-1, 6-1.

Brock Anderson (Mercer Island) defeated Brayden Brackett (Juanita) 6-1, 6-3.

Jack Hixon defeated (Mercer Island) Towa Jones (Juanita) 6-0, 6-1.

Tyler Butson (Mercer Island) defeated Rhoss Mowrey (Juanita) 6-1, 6-1.


Andrew Kaelin and Alex Patel (Mercer Island) defeated Jake Haas and Zahir Karmali (Juanita) 6-1, 6-2.

Hanri Luo and Brandon Chew (Mercer Island) defeated Erik Odderson and Faraz Qureshi (Juanita) 6-0, 6-1.

Ajay Manhas and Noah Perlman (Mercer Island) defeated Jack Clark and Ross Gebert-Goldsmith (Juanita) 6-0, 6-1.

The Islanders have won all three meets this season by a score of 7-0. A match between Mercer Island and Sammamish on Sept. 17 was rescheduled for Thursday, Oct, 3, due to rain.

Volleyball: The Islanders dropped to 0-3 on the season after a narrow 3-2 loss on the road to the Liberty Patriots (1-3) on Wednesday, Sept. 18. After winning the first set 25-15, the Patriots edged out the next two sets 25-23 and 27-25. Mercer Island won the fourth set 25-21, but they fell 15-9 in the fifth set. Junior Alex Thon led the Islanders with 28 kills and senior Natalie Chen had a team-high 33 digs.

Cross country: Both the boys and girls cross country teams finished second behind Interlake at Marymoor Park on Wednesday, Sept. 18. For the girls team, senior Alli Hixson finished second with a time of 20:44.4. Junior Connor Pettigrew placed fourth in the boys race with a time of 17:13.2, followed by teammates Kai Zettel (17:20.6) and Jaden Krauser (17:27.6). The next meet for the Islanders is a quad meet with Bellevue, Interlake and Liberty on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Luther Burbank Park.

Girls swim and dive: The Islanders (2-0) won their second meet of the season by defeating Interlake 151-47 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Mary Wayte Pool. The next meet for Mercer Island is at home against Skyline at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Boys golf: Mercer Island (3-1) won their third straight match with a 183-207 victory over Liberty on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Maplewood Golf Course.


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