In the past two months, freshman Jake Douglas has won an individual singles title and 14-straight singles matches. On Sunday, he added his first doubles win in a dual match, and the next day, he added another accomplishment to his growing list: Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.
After missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in his 20-year head coaching tenure with the Washington men’s tennis team last season, Matt Anger wasn’t angry. Disappointed in the results? Yes. Disappointed in his team? No.
In seven days, the Washington men’s tennis team will start its most difficult phase of the nonconference season: three of four matches against ranked teams in two cities almost 1,400 miles apart in eight days. But before that treacherous week, the Huskies got one more win under their belt Friday.
Sometimes even Mitch Stewart, the Washington men’s tennis team’s energizer bunny freshman phenom, gets tired. Last weekend, his legs started to cramp as he slogged through a grinding third set, but even as he got weary, he didn’t stop fighting.
The No. 51 Washington women’s tennis team continued its rebound from two losses last weekend with a dominating 6-1 win over the San Diego Toreros on Saturday morning in San Diego. With two straight victories in San Diego after Friday’s 5-2 win over San Diego State, the Huskies are back above .500 at 5-4 on the young season.
For the first time this season, the Washington men’s tennis team left the purple courts of Nordstrom Tennis Center for a team match. The Huskies traded the block “W” on their home court for a burnt orange longhorn and were handed their first loss in the transaction.