PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders ran into a buzzsaw on Monday as they lost their home opener versus Olympic League rival North Kitsap 7-0.
“North [Kitsap] is talented, experienced and deep,” said Port Angeles head coach Brian Gundersen. “We’re pretty young, only two seniors in the lineup on Monday, so this was a great learning experience for us. Our guys competed and this will be motivating moving forward.”
North Kitsap won all in straight sets. The doubles team of Austin Worthington and Grant Butterworth had the tightest match, falling to the Vikings’ duo of Justin Gallant and Masen Repp 6-3, 7-5.
Port Angeles played at Kingston on Tuesday after press deadline. The next match for the Riders (3-1) is 4 p.m. Thursday, hosting Olympic Peninsula rival Sequim (2-2).
North Kitsap 7, Port Angeles 0
No. 1: Indigo Gallagher-Zepf (NK) def. Nathan Basden (PA) 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2: Dayshawn Harper (NK) def. Matthew Miller (PA) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Kaden Lancaster (NK) def. CJ Elliott (PA) 6-4, 6-1.
No. 1: Grady Devries/Owen Wilkinson (NK) def. Luke Flodstrom/Tate Alton (PA) 6-3, 6-4.
No. 2: Mason Chmielewski/Spencer Gillepsie (NK) def. Reid Schmidt/Keatyn Hoch (PA) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 3: Justin Gallant/Masen Repp (NK) def. Austin Worthington/Grant Butterworth (PA) 6-3, 7-5.
No. 4: Matthew Tan/Aiden Reister (NK) def. Carter Gundersen/Carston Seibel (PA) 6-3, 6-0.
Seattle Christian 3, East Jefferson 2
CHIMACUM — The East Jefferson volleyball team had a tough 3-2 back-and-forth loss Monday to Nisqually League rival Seattle Christian.
Seattle Christian hung on for the 190-point win 19-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-8, 15-13.
East Jefferson (1-3, 2-3) next plays at Klahowya (1-3, 1-3) at 6:30 p.m. today.