By Navarre Kerr

Despite the overall misfortune, which reared its ugly head for the men’s tennis team this year, one of the biggest highlights of the season lies with senior tennis partners Joe Kim and Chris Raunio. Though the team as a whole won just one match the entire season, the two captains dominated in the WesCo South doubles championship. According to Coach Alberto Ramierez, “This is the first time in decades that any tennis team [from MTHS] or a member has been in the WesCo South finals.”

The WesCo South Finals took place at the Harbor Square Athletic Club, Oct. 23. There, Kim and Raunio played against Edmonds-Woodway for championship. Coach Ramirez said this of the match; “Today’s match will be a great opportunity for the tennis community in the area to know that Mountlake Terrace can develop good players in the tennis program.” People are definitely paying attention now, since Kim and Raunio became the WesCo South champions with scores of 6-3, 3-6, and the tiebreaker 6-4.  “It was a great match. I am very proud of how the team played.” Coach Ramirez said. “They took care of business on the court.” Joe was also quite proud of their achievement. “It feels great. It was a tough battle, but in the end, victory feels sweet.”