Forest Lake Christian tennis shuts out San Juan
Forest Lake Christian’s Megan Wieczorek didn’t need powerful forehands or fast-paced serves to beat San Juan’s Tatiana Munson on Tuesday.
It was patience that earned Wieczorek the 6-0, 6-4 win as the Falcons won the Golden Empire League match 9-0.
The junior and No. 1 singles player on the girls side cruised through the first set, being pushed to deuce just two times.
However, Wieczorek began to lose that patience in the fifth game of the first set, trying to force shots over the net. She fell behind 40-0 before climbing back to win.
For parts of the second set she lost patience completely. She trailed 3-2 after losing the second, fourth and fifth games.
“I started to get tense,” Wieczorek said. “I wasn’t playing my game. I just wanted to get those last points. It’s hard to be patient with the shots a lot.”
Wieczorek, the captain of the Falcons (7-6) and in her first year playing singles, beat Munson 6-1, 6-0 on March 20 when San Juan hosted Forest Lake Christian.
Last season she played No. 1 doubles.
“She was looking (to play No. 1 singles) and wanted it all through summer and the school year,” Falcons coach Steve Robinson said. “She’s the type of girl who wants to feel like she’s not only playing to a certain level, but playing beyond it.”
She played beyond the level of Munson, who scored most of her points on Wieczorek’s errors.
One of the few losses for the Falcons at San Juan in March was at No. 1 boys doubles, where Rob Magorian and Matt Rose fell 10-4.
On Tuesday the duo won in a 10-4 reversal.
“The difference was just the day,” Magorian said. “There wasn’t as much pressure on us.”
Magorian’s tactic from last month’s loss had San Juan’s team of Monroe Scivner and David Lub playing defensively.
“Last time, one of the guys was standing at the net, so when I was serving I would hit him,” Magorian said.
Forest Lake Christian, which plays 3:30 p.m. Friday at league-leading Inderkum, is not in the playoff hunt as a team. In addition to Inderkum the Falcons trail Lindhurst and Marysville. The top two finishers in the GEL advance to the postseason.
The league’s individual tournament begins on Tuesday with the singles competitions. The doubles tournament begins Wednesday. Both are at Lindhurst.
Forest Lake Christian 9, San Juan 0
No. 1 – Nick Coibion, Forest Lake Christian, def. Yushi Kasuga, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 – Thomas Coibion, Forest Lake Christian, def. Teddy Fox, 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 – Megan Wieczorek, Forest Lake Christian, def. Tatiana Munson 6-0, 6-4.
No. 2 – Jenny Johnson, Forest Lake Christian, def. Anastaya Petrovska, 6-3, 6-1.
No. 1 – Rob Magorian and Matt Rose def. Monroe Scrivner and David Lub, 10-4.
No. 2 – Mark Huntsinger and Kit Boyd def. Erik Eckern and Kyle Mangola, 10-4.
No. 1 – Torrey Haddad and Chelsea Hanson def. Adriana Frazier and Maryann Guinto, 10-1.
No. 2 – Ali Robinson and Mia Sasaki won by forfeit.
No. 1 – Johnny Lehmer and Sara Shackelford won by forfeit.
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