Tennis continues to grow
Raider Tennis travelled to White Swan on March 25 to take on the Cougars on a blustery court. LR was missing some key players and others had to step up to fill the void. LR boys won their team match by the score of 3-2. The LR girls were swept by the Cougars 0-5.
In singles action, Daniel Campobasso remained undefeated, taking down Ethan Lewis 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
Both of Lake Roosevelt’s boys’ doubles teams (Campobasso, Brandin Smith; Corbin Wilder, Isaiah Baty) won.
Tanya Ang and Areielle White played a competitive doubles match against Luz Guterriz and Calista Spoonhunter but came up short. Ang also forced her singles match into tiebreakers but could not come away with the win.
The Raiders took on Oroville at home on March 27, and the boys came away with a 3-2 win over the Hornets.
The girls improved on their White Swan performance but still lost 1-4.
“The whole team is improving in their skill and match mental toughness,” Head Coach Steve Archer said.
Archer praised Campobasso’s dominance at the net that pushed him through for the win
“He is undefeated this season with four straight wins in boys’ singles,” Archer said. “He is very motivated to keep his string of wins going.”
White won a second-set tiebreaker 7-5, then persisted a win in singles.
“She was behind in the second set but got the momentum,” Archer said. “And then in the third set she never looked back and came off the court exhausted but deeply satisfied with the win.”
LR took spring break off to practice and get new members ready for matches. Since the season started, the team has picked up three more boys and three more girls. When LR hits the courts again, they could have an 18-member squad.
The Raiders head back to the courts on tomorrow at home against the Wilson Creek Devils starting at 4 p.m.
At White Swan
Boys’ Singles: Dan Campobasso defeated Ethan Lewis 6-3, 7-6(7-3); Brandin Smith lost to Levi Anderson 6-2, 6-2; Edmund Fenton lost to Jose Swarez 8-2
Boy’s Doubles:Dan Campobasso & Brandin Smith def. Alexis Galvan & Kaige Zaglow 8-2; Corbin Wilder & Isaiah Baty def. Antonio Lopez & Elvis Lopez 8-3
Girls’ Singles: Arielle White lost to Morelia Maravilla 6-3, 6-2; Harmony Witten lost to Adi Villanueva 8-2; Tanya Ang lost to Edith Rivas 2-6, 6-0, 1-0(10-6)
Girls’ Doubles: Tanya Ang & Arielle White lost to Luz Guterriz & Calista Spoonhunter 8-6; Hannah Williams & Harmony Witten lost to Maria A. Anguiano & Maria M. Anguiano 8-0
Boys’ Singles: Campobasso def. Joe Sarmiento 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Smith lost to Nathan Hugues 6-2, 6-3; Wilder lost to Connor BoCook 6-2, 6-1
Boys’ Doubles: Tyler Agosto & Edmund Fenton lost to Joe Sarmiento & Nathan Hugues 8-0; Isaiah Baty def. Adrian Silva 9-8 (7-5)
Girls’ Singles: Holly Carriere lost to Lily Hildebrand 6-1, 6-4; Arielle White defeated Menze Pickering 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Harmony Witten def. Aya Cruspero 6-1, 6-2
Girl’s Doubles: Tanya Ang & Hannah Williams lost to Angela Nelson & Ashley Marcolin 6-3, 6-3; Tanya Ang & Holly Carriere def. Kaylee Foster & Leana Fuchs 8-2; Harmony Witten & Hannah Williams def. Lillie Granland & Zoe Whitaker 6-1, 6-4