Freshmen, seniors boosting Knights | Boys tennis

New coach takes over at Mariner
By David Pan | Oct 03, 2018

The Kamiak boys tennis program is on the rise.

The Knights have both experience and youth with six seniors and three freshmen in the varsity lineup.

“We are definitely improving,” Kamiak coach Jeff Gilbert said. “I definitely think we’re a deeper team.”

The Knights are 5-2 in the Wesco 4A and 8-3 overall. The two losses were to defending league champion Jackson and second-place Glacier Peak.

Freshman Aaron Lee is playing at No. 1 singles. He’s 7-4 overall.

“He’s a good solid player,” Gilbert said. “He has a great attitude. He’s going to be one of the upper guys in the conference by the time he’s done.”

Senior Cooper Layman, Daniel Kim and Jaeden Tongco round out the singles lineup.

Kamiak’s No. 1 doubles team of Ethan Kim and Sam Oh have three years of experience being partners.

“We’ll be much more competitive at districts,” Gilbert said. “The guys have done a good job of getting better every match.”



Coach: Jonathan Abbaro, first season

Top players: Kavin Tran, Sanyo Visaysouk, Daniel Moungchanh, Eric Chen

Outlook: “I’m working on not only on court exercises but also off court exercises,” Abbaro said. “We have a weight training program and I am excited to see what that does for the team.”

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