Massias wins at No. 1 singles, as Tigers sweep all six titles

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Arcata’s Yasko Massias in action at the H-DNL championships on Saturday.

Yasko Massias did not drop a set on his way to three straight wins at the H-DNL boys tennis championships on Saturday, as the Arcata Tigers completed a sweep of all six titles.

Playing in sunny conditions at McKinleyville High, Massias defeated Del Norte’s Zach Lor, 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 1 championship match.

At No. 2 singles, Arcata’s Tristan Washington defeated Del Norte’s Evan Drowns, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, while at No. 3, Arcata’s Corbin Luoma got the better of Del Norte’s Philip Lor, 6-3, 6-0.

The three wins follow on Wednesday’s three Arcata victories at Nos. 4-6 singles.

The Tigers were unbeaten all year.

No. 1 Singles

Massias got the day off to an impressive start with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Eureka’s No. 1 player, Tyler Petrusha, and followed that with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over North Coast Prep’s Garrett Leach.

In the other semifinal, Zack Lor defeated Fortuna’s Aaron Soli, 6-1, 6-0, after earlier defeating McKinleyville’s Logan Maher, 6-2, 6-0.

Also in the opening round, Leach defeated St. Bernard’s Nate Le, 6-0, 6-0, and Soli defeated Ferndale’s Charlie Lockett, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 2 Singles

Washington had to come from behind in the championship round after dropping the opening set to Drowns.

But the Arcata senior battled back to take the two ensuing sets and help secure the sweep for his team.

Washington had an opening-round bye before defeating North Coast Prep’s Caleb Weiss, 6-3, 6-0, in one semifinal, while in the other Drowns got the better of McKInleyville’s Jack Clancy, 6-1, 6-0, after also receiving an earlier bye.

In the opening round, Clancy defeated Eureka’s Kishan Patel, 6-1, 7-6(2), and Weiss got the better of Ferndale’s Hunter Chambers in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 Singles

Luoma and Phillip Lor each won their semifinals in straight sets after a first-round bye.

Luoma defeated Eureka’s Ryan Chapman, 6-2, 6-0, and Lor got the better of NCP’s Mateo Avcollie (NPA) 6-4, 6-3.

In the opening round, Chapman defeated McKinleyville’s Garrett Grosjean, 6-3, 6-4, and Avcollie got the better of Ferndale’s Dayton Comer, 6-2, 6-1.

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