Tennis

Centennial's Ho, Tsai, Marriotts Ridge's Cuellar place at tennis state tournament

Centennial's Ho, Tsai, Marriotts Ridge's Cuellar place at tennis state tournament

Facing a one-set deficit and the intense heat at the MPSSAA state tennis tournament at Wilde Lake Tennis Club on Saturday morning, Centennial senior Peter Ho and sophomore Olivia Tsai rose to the occasion.

The mixed doubles duo looked out of sorts and was crushed in the first set by Bowie’s Martial Ddamba-Kawunde and Mackenzie Jones but ultimately wouldn’t be denied. They returned the favor and rolled through the second set before winning the third in a tiebreak for a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) victory to place third in the state.

“It was pretty tough because that was our second third-set [match] in a row on the day,” Ho said. “We were both pretty tired even going into that match but...

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