FD keeps one step ahead of GW in tennis game, stays perfect | Sports


The Father Duenas brothers dominated three of four matches to defeat the George Washington Geckos 29-12 in the Guam Boys Tennis League Independent Interschool Sports Association Thursday afternoon at the tennis courts in Tamuning.

In singles play No. 1, Andrew Chung of the Friars, with an individual record of 5-1, used a combination of good forehands, skillful throws and well-placed shots to defeat Dwight Sablan of the Geckos 8-3.

Sablan held the serve to open the game with two unforced errors from Chung. Chung then settled in and won five straight games, including twice breaking Sablan’s serve to love.

Down 1-5, Sablan tied for the next game, hitting the only ace of the game. Chung followed by taking the serve and breaking Sablan’s serve for the third time.

Leading 7-2, Chung missed an opportunity to end the game with a serve. Sablan took advantage of a double fault and loose play from Chung and broke his serve out of love. Until then, Chung had never faced a stopping point.

Once again, Chung calmed down and broke Sablan’s serve for the fourth time to win the game 8-3. For the game, Chung dominated Sablan 37-21.

In the No. 2 singles, George Washington scored his only win of the day when Nate Santos served in the final game to defeat Danny Kwon of the Friars 8-5.

In doubles, Friars Eddie Chung and Gabriel Tan outscored Geckos Tatsuya Cepeda and Vince Fabian 8-0. Chung and Tan each registered two aces in the match.

The No. 2 doubles match was almost as lopsided, as brothers Shane Schnabel and Tyler Talai beat Kyler Diego and Daniel Quitugua 8-1. Quitugua managed to keep his serve in the penultimate game of the game to avoid being shut out.

The Friars (8-0) remain in first place ahead of St. John’s and Harvest Christian Academy, who are tied for second, both with just one loss – against the undefeated Friars. The Geckos (2-3) must make up for two games that were postponed earlier in the season.

This article originally appeared on Pacific Daily News: FD Keeps Ahead Of GW In The Game Of Tennis, Stay Perfect


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