By Jocelyn Rowley
Sports@lhvc.com 

Niwot doubles get shut-out in Boulder

 

September 6, 2017



Boulder 4, Niwot 3

The Niwot boys tennis team lost its rescheduled match against the Boulder Panthers on Aug. 28, 4-3. Niwot swept the singles matches, with freshman Neil Irwin beating his Boulder opponent in the No. 1 match 6-0, 6-3.

The Niwot doubles pairs were in turn swept by the Panthers, but the Cougars’ No. 3 doubles pair, sophomore Anton Lavrouk and freshman Xavier Moy, made their Panthers’ opponents work just a little harder, going down in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-7.

Singles — 1. Neil Wilcox def. Panthers No. 1 6-0, 6-3; 2. Riley Black def. Panthers No. 2 6-2, 6-0; 3. Manas Saini def. Panthers No. 3 7-6, 6-3;.

Doubles — 1. Panthers No. 1 def. Sam Keronen & Riley Mulshine 4-6,6-3, 6-3; 2. Panthers No. 2 def. Patrick Xiao & Sam Bickham 6-4, 6-0; 3. Panthers No. 2 def. Anton Lavrouk & Xavier Moy; 4. Panthers No. 4 def. Jon Lee & Peter Lee 6-2, 6-2.

Niwot 7, Centaurus 0

The Cougars bounced back the next day at Centaurus, winning all but seven sets in their seven matches against the Warriors.

Singles — 1. Neil Wilcox def. Warriors No. 1 6-0, 6-0; 2. Riley Black def. Warriors No. 2 6-0, 6-0; 3. Manas Saini def. Warriors No. 3 6-0, 6-0;.

Doubles — 1. Sam Keronen & Riley Mulshine def. Warriors No. 1 6-1, 6-0; 2. Patrick Xiao & Sam Bickham def. Warriors No. 2 6-2, 6-1; 3. Anton Lavrouk & Xavier Moy def. Warriors No. 2 6-0, 6-0; 4. Jon Lee & Peter Lee def. Warriors No. 4 6-3, 6-0.


Due to surface conditions of the courts at Niwot High, the Cougars’ home matches will be played in Longmont or, if possible, on the opponent’s home court. On Sep. 5, Niwot hosted Northridge at Affolter Park, and will host Silver Creek at Longmont Recreation Center on Sep. 7.

 

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