The duo matched one another shot for shot all day, with Lee finally edging out a one-shot victory thanks to an even-par round of 27 points. Even in defeat, though, Lewis produced a career-best round of 26.
"It helped a lot playing with (Rachel) because she's a really experienced player and I love playing with her," said Lewis, whose previous career-high was 24 points. "Any time you can play with players that are better than you are, it makes you better."
Lee certainly came out of the gates firing Tuesday, rebounding from a bogey on the first hole to make three consecutive birdies on holes Nos. 2-4. All three birdies came courtesy of sinking putts from outside 10 feet.
"I worked on my putting a lot over the summer, actually my entire short game, because that's what everything comes down to," Lee said. "In the past I've struggled on the greens, so I was definitely pleased to make a few like that."
Lee did have a minor hiccup on the seventh hole, making a double-bogey after hitting her drive in the water. But she regrouped to par her last two and finish at even.
Lewis, meanwhile, capitalized on her strong iron play and consistent lag putting to compile six pars to go along with a birdie and two bogies. After averaging 19.8 points a match last year, it was a promising start.
"It feels really good knowing that all my hard work throughout the summer paid off," Lewis said. "To shoot such a high score the first round of the school year definitely gives me a lot of confidence."
On the way to 70 points as a team, Marriotts Ridge also got great rounds from Ariel Biegel (20 points) and Marissa Davey (19).
Boys box scores:
Marriotts Ridge 85, Oakland Mills 25
MR (1-0): J. Dorsch 25, M. Dorsch 24, Walker 21, Park 15.
OM (0-1): Bailey 14, Clyde 8, Steplowski 3.
Glenelg 96, Long Reach 28
G (1-0): G. Leake 26, Lee 24, Forester 23, A. Leake 23.
LR (0-1): Bartolotta 9, Spotte-Smith 8, Appler 6, Grabowski 4.
Centennial 97, Hammond 28
C (1-0): Flach 28, Humphrey 24, McShane 23, Mehta 22.
Ha (0-1): Kopnitsky 17, Mitchell 7, Winder 4.
Wilde Lake 95, Howard 71
WL (1-0): Silberberg 30, Mathews 24, Iqbal 22, Boccher 19.