The Minutemen began a grueling week in strong fashion with a convincing victory over the Lions of El Monte. The last time they played in 2017, MHS eked out a close 11-7 win. Today’s match was quite the opposite, as the Minutemen reeled off 17 straight sets until #1 doubles, Jordan Miao/Joshua Im, were upset, 4-6, in the final set by the Lions’ #2 team.
The continued emergence of #3 doubles, Shahe Yerevanian/Zack Vanneman, has been a growing bright spot for Maranatha, as they continue to improve each week. They swept for the first time this season (6-3, 6-3, 6-1). #2 Kenny Cho/Alex Forsyth won the two sets they played (6-4, 6-1), while #1 Miao/Im went 2-1 (6-3, 4-6, 6-1)
This was a big day for the Minutemen, as they saw the return of captain Michael Mathews and Alex Forsyth, both of whom have been out of commission due to injury and illness for nearly two weeks. Coach Arthur Hsieh eased them both back into the lineup, with Forsyth playing two sets and Mathews playing one; all with Cho.
The singles line up of #1 Jake Scott (6-2, 6-0, 6-0), Nico Engling (6-3, 6-2, 6-0), and Tim Huang (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) once again swept their sets as they did last week against Fairmont Prep.
The Minutemen improve to 5-0 on the season. They are on the road for tough back to back matches on Wednesday at Geffen Academy at UCLA, and on Thursday at Rowland High School.