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MVC's Lee wins second consecutive match

Posted: Saturday, Mar 23rd, 2013

Monte Vista Christian High’s David Lee prepares to hit the ball back to Pacific Grove’s Levi Thompson during the first set of their match Thursday at Pajaro Valley High in Watsonville. (Glenn Cravens/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Monte Vista Christian High’s David Lee won his second consecutive match and he did it in straight sets.

The No. 1 singles tennis player defeated Pacific Grove’s Levi Thompson 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday afternoon at Pajaro Valley High’s tennis courts.

Lee was one of two Monte Vista Christian singles players to earn a win.

“It was a good game,” Lee said of winning. “The second set was tough but that was a good game, too.”

Unfortunately for the blue team, it wasn’t enough to get the team victory, as Pacific Grove prevailed 4-3.

The second set, in a way, was frustrating for both players, as they were both getting broken repeatedly. Thompson immediately went up 2-0 after breaking Lee’s first service game.

But Lee answered back by breaking Thompson in the third game followed by a near flawless fourth game to tie the set at 2-2. In that fourth game, Lee used two powerful sideline winners to throw off Thompson.

After that, it was the player who was on serve who struggled to get something going. With a chance to take the lead in the fifth game, Thompson instead couldn’t find the final point to get the win. He went up 40-15 but lost the next two points on an unforced error and then a drop shot by Lee. At deuce, Lee hit a drop shot that Thompson raced in to hit, but his shot went just wide, giving Lee a 3-2 lead.

For the complete article see the 03-23-2013 issue.

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