Alex Chow went 3-0 and didn’t lose a game at No. 1 singles for San Marcos. (Jarrod Bradley photo)

Alex Chow didn’t lose a game at No. 1 singles for San Marcos and the Royals went 9-0 in doubles ses in a 17-1 win over Santa Ynez in a Channel League boys tennis opener on Tuesday.

San Marcos improve to 4-0 overall with some of its regulars.

“We’ve had injury and illness, so today was a big statement for our guys to pull together and play well,” said coach Jarrod Bradley.

“Alex had a great approach today. He served aggressively and looked to end points early by coming to the net or putting away short balls. He was efficient and tactical today.”

Freshman Charlie Friedman swept his sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 in his first match playing singles.

“Charlie attacked the net well today and showed the versatility of his game. He plays the game the right way by playing high percentage shots,” said Bradley.

The Royals swept the doubles points for their second straight match and the teams are 33-3 after four matches.

San Marcos travels to Lompoc Thursday.

San Marcos 17


Alex Chow 3-0
Charlie Friedman 3-0
Noah Silverberg 2-1

Sam Friedman/Alex Wilson 3-0
Joey Friedman/Ronin Suzuki 3-0
Jayden Duncan/Giulio Rambelli 3-0

Santa Ynez 1


Richie Steele 1-2
Noah Thompson 0-3
Micah Thomas 0-3


Colin Brady/Nick Aichinger 0-3
Josh Kazali/Carson Bohnet 0-3
Charlie Hoose/Ethan Guillemin 0-3

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