In the home match of an away-home set with Alhambra over the last two seasons, the Minutemen once again had too much fire power for the Moors. The most compelling set was the battle of the #1’s. Last year, Maranatha’s Daniel Guan came from behind to defeat Alhambra’s Patrick Fan, 6-4, in one of last season’s best matches. This year, Fan would turn the tables on Guan, coming from behind to win, 6-4.
#2 and #3, JP Collins and Nico Engling, each swept their opponents, 6-0, as did #2 and #3 doubles, Billy Tan/Jake Scott and Tim Huang/Jordan Miao. #1 Matthew Leiva/Michael Mathews won their opening set, 6-1, giving MHS a 5-1 after the first round.
The Minutemen duplicated that in the second round, securing the victory with a 10-2 score after the second round.
Next up for the 3 – 0 Minutemen is an “away” match at the Bulldogs of Pasadena High School. Both schools practice and play their home matches at PHS, however, so it will be familiar territory.