Washington Evening Journal
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The Maharishi tennis teams keep winning. Both the Pioneer boys and girls scooped up a victory on Monday.
The Maharishi boys dumped Davis County 8-1 on the road. The girls ran past Centerville 6-3 at home.
The Maharishi boys won five of the six singles matches. Their biggest wins came from Romil Patel, who won an exciting No. 1 match 10-8, and James Nguyen, who took the No. 2 match 10-0.
Budhil Thijm won the No. 3 singles match 10-1. No. 4 Jayanta Wegman and No. 4 Dominic Dupaux each won 10-2, and William Nguyen took the No. 6 match 10-5.
Maharishi went 1-2 in the doubles matches James Nguyen and Thijm won the No. 1 doubles match 10-3, and Patel and Wegman swept the No. 2 match 10-0.
The Pioneer boys’ only loss came in the No. 3 doubles match, where William Nguyen and Dupaux fell 6-2.
“I think the boys welcomed a little less drama today,” said Maharishi boys coach Steve Briggs. “It was fun to see the friendly exchanges and smiles on both sides of the net.”
It was a much tighter contest when the Pioneer girls hosted Centerville. Maharishi went 4-2 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles.
Lily Fenton took a barnburner of a No. 1 singles match, winning 8-7 (8-6). Ishita Mukadam won the No. 2 match 8-3. No. 3 Saraswati Quevedo-Valls won 8-0, and Yufan (Evelyn) Ding won 8-5 in the No. 6 match.
Vainsnavii Mohanraj took a loss in the No. 3 match, falling 8-7 (7-5). Daira Valls Blazquez fell 8-6 in the No. 5 match.
In the No. 1 doubles match, Fenton and Mukadam pulled out an 8-6 victory. Quevedo-Valls and Isabella Castle took the No. 3 doubles match 8-4, and Mohanraj and Blazquez lost the No. 2 match 8-4.
Mika Rodriguez and Yeabtsega Taffessa played a doubles match as well, and won 6-4.