May 8, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 6

Raider girls' rackets win/lose

Raider girls won their tennis match April 30 at Wilbur, 5-0.

Emily Williams and Lyric Witten both dispatched their opponents with ease.

Areielle White played a long, close match with Ashley Potts that ended in victory for White.

“The match lasted over two and a half hours,” Raider Head Coach Steve Archer said. “After dropping the first set, she bounced back and out-hustled her opponent, finally winning the third set in a tiebreaker. … The whole team cheered her as she got on the bus.”

In doubles action, the Raider domination continued as sisters Holly and Hillary Carriere teamed up to sweep Becca Golleham an Andrea Bilotta 6-0, 6-0. Hayley Seylor and Harmony Witten put together a win over Ireland Corringan and Janae Dasef 7-5, 6-4. In the last Tanya Ang and Kendra Descoteaux defeated Becky Coffland and Desiree Elliot 6-3, 6-4.

The Raider boys had a difficult time in Wilbur as they were swept by the Wildcats.

Brandin Smith and Edmund Fenton lost their singles matches with Fenton’s first set being the closest of the night at 7-5.

The boys then teamed up for a doubles match against Andrew Peterson and Dakotah Niewald, losing 6-1, 6-0.

The Raiders hosted the Tonasket Tigers Thursday, when the girls lost 2-3. For the Raider boys the rough week continued as they were again swept by their opponent. The Raider girls lost all their singles matches, but won both of the doubles matches.

Lyric Witten and Areielle White came from behind to beat Madie Villaloval and her partner 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Hayley Seylor and Harmony Witten picked up the other Raider win, beating Yejee Jeong and Abby Gshiel 6-1, 6-3.

The boys were again swept in singles action.

In doubles, Smith and Daniel Campobasso kept it close but lost to Walker Marks and Colton Williams 7-5, 6-4.

Raider tennis closed out the regular season last night at home against the Entiat Tigers.

Next up is the District 6 tournament this Saturday at Eastmont High School, where they will compete against all North Central B schools and the Caribou Trail League for spots into the second day of districts May 18.

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