In a match up of two schools that call Pasadena High School’s tennis courts home, it was reminiscent of when the Lakers play the Clippers, who both call Staples Center home. Despite missing two of their top starters, forcing a line-up change, the victory was quickly in hand for the Minutemen who went up 6-0 after the first round and were ahead 11-0 before surrendering a set.
One milestone reached was Billy Tan and Jake Scott winning their 8th consecutive set at 6-0 by going 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. In fact, it was Scott’s 9th consecutive 6-0 set, playing one 6-0 set last week with Jordan Miao. Kenny Cho and Tim Huang also swept, while Miao and Jimmy Lu won the two sets they played. Alternates, John Zhang and Zack Yang lost their only set, 4-6
For singles, Daniel Guan swept. Nico Engling and doubles specialist, Matthew Leiva (playing singles today), each won two sets.
Next up on Thursday will be a showdown between two undefeated CIF-SS Division 4 top 10 ranked schools, as the Minutemen (#2) host the Rebels of Flintridge Prep (#8). It remains to be seen whether Maranatha will have its full squad for the match, but it promises to be an entertaining contest. The Minutemen edged out the Rebels, 10-8, in last year’s match. The match begins at 3 p.m. at Pasadena High School.