A new format in college tennis intended to shorten dual matches often results in anticlimactic endings. Once a team reaches four points, any remaining matches are halted and go down in the stat sheet as neither a win nor a loss.
Leading up to the Washington men’s tennis team’s team season, head coach Matt Anger raved about Jake Douglas. Get all the basic coach buzz words together and that’s what Anger loved about Douglas: great work ethic, tough, competitive.
Mitch Stewart is no stranger to the purple hard courts of Nordstrom Tennis Center. The Federal Way native played on them regularly when he was a standout juniors player participating in the Nordstrom Open.
On Saturday morning, Mitch Stewart will have butterflies in his stomach and a smile on his face. After finishing his fall season with his first collegiate title, the freshman from Federal Way, Wash., has a lot of reasons to smile.