Wolfpack wraps up 2nd straight undefeated season | Boys tennis

By David Pan | Oct 20, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Jackson’s Anuj Vimawala eyes the ball during a Wesco 4A match against Cascade Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Cascade High School. The Timberwolves went 16-0 for the second straight year.

The Jackson boys tennis team’s toughest opponent this year may have been Mother Nature.

The Timberwolves wrapped up a second straight undefeated Wesco 4A regular season with a 7-0 victory over Cascade in a match that had to be played over two days last week due to the rain.

The Wolfpack finished with a 14-0 league record and 16-0 overall mark for the second straight year. Jackson has a 34-match Wesco 4A winning streak.

Jackson coach David Hutt described the team’s two-year run as an “amazing accomplishment.”

This year, the Timberwolves have compiled a 107-4 individual match record. The last time Jackson produced such a dominant team was in 2011 and 2012 when the Wolfpack went 32-0 overall and was 108-4 in individual matches.

No. 1 singles player Anuj Vimawala was 9-1 and 3-0 in doubles with his only loss to Cascade’s Yevgeniy Kolomiyets earlier in the season. The two split matches this season.

A solid newcomer to Jackson was freshman Brady Thomas, who at No. 2 went undefeated.

“(Thomas) was a great addition to a really good team,” Hutt said.

No. 3 singles player David Sohn also went undefeated and showed significant improvement, Hutt added.

“The season was very good for everyone,” Hutt said.

Jackson graduates five seniors – Andrew Kim, Andrew Hyun, Ryan Chu, Kevin Lee and James Kim.

“All five have been very good since their 10th grade year and played varsity all three years,” Hutt said.

Vimawala and Andrew Kim won their first round matches at the 4A District 1 tournament Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Jackson High School. The Wolfpack’s doubles teams of Brady Thomas/Daniel Sohn and Andrew Hyun/Armaan Sharma also won in the first round. The district tournament is scheduled to be completed this week, though Mother Nature already has forced matches to be rescheduled.

“So far all of them look like contenders to be in the top four of districts and hopefully higher and going to state next spring,” Hutt said.

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