Jackson's Mietzner shocks Chung
Timberwolves singles player beats Cascade standout after losing to him in previous three matches
After losing his previous three matches to Patrick Chung this season, the Jackson singles player beat the previously unbeaten Cascade senior 6-4, 6-0 in the 4A District 1 Tournament singles championship match on Thursday at Jackson H.S.
"(Ben) was finally able to get him; it was a surprise," said Jackson head coach David Hutt. "(Patrick) always seems to get the best of him.
"Ben played really well and Patrick just seemed a little flat. He was missing shot he doesn't usually miss."
In the doubles final, Jackson's Peter Cung and Grant Follis beat teammates James Okubo and Everet Wang in a marathon match that saw both sets go to tiebreatkers. Cung-Follis won the match 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3).
"It was a great tennis match," Hutt said. "The score says it all. It could have gone either way, but Peter and Grant had a little edge over James and Everet."
Snohomish's Andrew Ivelia beat Kamiak's Joseph Lee 6-0, 6-2 for third place and Edmonds-Woodway's Jason Smarr and Dylan Merrill won the doubles consolation final to take third place. Both Ivelia and the Warriors doubles team will take on a Kingco competitor on Saturday for a spot at state.
Before Thursday's final, Hutt said he and Mietzner talked about controlling the tempo of the match and keeping Chung away from the net.
"I told him to be consistent and keep the ball deep in the court," Hutt said. "Patrick can control the net and it was important for Ben to be the aggressor."
At Jackson H.S.
Singles--First round: Joseph Lee (K) def. Jeffrey Levine (MV) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2. Semifinals: Ben Mietzner (J) def. Andrew Ivelia (S) 6-1, 6-0; Patrick Chung (C) def. Joseph Lee (K) 6-0, 6-2. Consolation first round: Trent Sarver (A) def. Luke George (J) 6-0, 6-4; Jeffrey Levine (MV) def. Grant Shultz (LS) 6-0, 6-3. Consolation semifinals: Joseph Lee (K) def. Trent Sarver (A) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5; Andrew Ivelia (S) def. Jeffrey Levine (MV) 6-2, 6-0. Consolation finals: Andrew Ivelia (S) def. Joseph Lee (K) 6-0, 6-2. Finals: Ben Mietzner (J) def. Patrick Chung (C) 6-4, 6-0. Doubles--Semifinals: Everet Wang-James Okubo (J) def. Dylan Merrill-Jason Smarr (EW) 6-2, 6-2; Peter Cung-Grant Follis (J) def. Colin Kim-Sung Yu (K) 6-4, 6-4. Consolation first round: Casey Goodwin-Anthony Shanander (MV) def. Ryan Lian-Andrew Moe (LS) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2; Kyle Frederick-Roland Farrell (MV) def. Alex Robertson-Austin Brunkhorst (A) 6-2, 6-4. Consolation semifinals: Colin Kim-Sung Yu (K) def. Casey Goodwin-Anthony Shanander (MV) 7-5, 6-2; Dylan Merrill-Jason Smarr (EW) def. Kyle Frederick-Roland Farrell (MV) 6-0, 6-1. Consolation finals: Dylan Merrill-Jason Smarr (EW) def. Colin Kim-Sung Yu (K) 7-5, 6-2. Finals: Peter Cung-Grant Follis (J) def. Everet Wang-James Okubo (J) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3).
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