Royals sports roundup: Volleyball loses to Terrace, Desgrippes state bound after winning district tennis title

After an 0-9 start, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks won their fourth match in their past six outings with a dramatic 3-2 (19-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-14, 17-15) come-from-behind victory over the Lynnwood Royals in a Wesco League girls volleyball match played Wednesday at Lynnwood High School.

The Royals captured the first two games of the matchup, but dropped the final three to Terrace – including the final game 17-15.

While the match was the regular season finale for the Hawks, Lynnwood has one remaining in their regular season slate, a Nov. 5 date with the Snohomish Panthers. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Lynnwood High School.

Lynnwood’s Nicolas Desgrippes won the singles’ title at the District 1 3A Boys Tennis Tournament held this week in Arlington. (File photo by Doug Petrowski)

In other Lynnwood sports results on Wednesday, the Royals’ Nicolas Desgrippes won the District 1 3A Boys Tennis Tournament singles’ title with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Edmonds-Woodway’s Sebastian Fernandezin the tourney final at Arlington High School. Desgrippes will next see action in the WIAA state tournament next May.

Prep Volleyball: Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood, Oct. 30

Mountlake Terrace 3 – Lynnwood 2 (19-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-14, 17-15)

Records: Lynnwood 6-7 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 6-7 overall; Mountlake Terrace 4-10 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 4-11 overall

Lynnwood next match: versus Snohomish; Tuesday, Nov. 5; 7 p.m. at Lynnwood High School

Prep Tennis: Lynnwood at the District 1 3A Boys Tennis Tournament, Oct. 29-30

Singles (Lynnwood results):

— Nicholas Desgrippes (Lynnwood) defeated Ezra Franklin (Oak Harbor) 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals; defeated Taras McCurdie (Arlington) 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals; defeated Sebastian Fernandez (Edmonds-Woodway) in the finals 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 (Desgrippes qualified for the WIAA 3A State Boys Tennis Championships, May 29-30, 2020, in Kennewick)

— By Doug Petrowski

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