In more than 10 years of tennis tournaments and countless matches, Richard Montgomery senior Michael Goodwin has managed to avoid one opponent: his 14-year-old brother, Chris. For the sake of goodwill in the household, the Goodwins' parents have discouraged competition between the brothers -- so much so that the two rarely practice together.
But that will change today, when the Goodwins compete against each other at No. 1 singles when Richard Montgomery hosts Rockville in a Montgomery County Division II match at 3:30 p.m.
Michael Goodwin, a two-time All-Met, is 5-1 this spring, while Chris, a freshman, is 6-0.
"We occasionally hit, but not on a regular basis," Michael Goodwin said earlier this week. "We just don't like to do it. He [Chris] started in tennis because I was into it. But it was important that he try to find his own way in the game."
Simpson Is Perfect
Potomac School senior Morgan Simpson threw a perfect game for the second straight day, striking out 15 of 18 batters in the Panthers' six-inning, 13-0 win over Bullis yesterday. She also homered, tripled and drove in three runs.
Wednesday, Simpson struck out 14 as the Panthers (6-2) topped Holy Cross, 7-0.
"My rise ball has been moving and a lot of people have been having trouble with that," said Simpson, who has 12 career no-hitters. . . .
Westfield earned its first boys' soccer victory over Jefferson, coming from behind to knock off the No. 3 Colonials, 2-1. Senior Nick Rhodes tied the game for Westfield (5-4-1) and freshman A.J. Sheta scored his first career goal in the 70th minute on a 35-yard free kick. Jefferson dropped to 5-1-2.
Green Eyes Vermont
DeMatha senior Jason Green unofficially committed to play basketball for Vermont yesterday, Stags Coach Mike Jones said. . . . Holy Cross senior forward-center Thea Littlepage signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Delaware State University, Tartans Coach Keith Brown said.
-- Judith Evans,
Tarik El-Bashir and Dave Yanovitz