Tennis plays Tigers and Billygoats
The Raider tennis team lost in Tonasket on April 11, then the boys tied and the girls won in Pateros on April 14.
In Tonasket against the Tigers, the Raider boys lost 4-1, and the girls lost 5-0.
“Tonasket has a very strong team,” said Raider Head Coach Steve Archer.
Some of the closer matches of the day included Cristian Ruiz and Terry Yazzie in the boys double, which they lost to Vance Frazier and Joe Schell 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Hannah Wapato’s loss to Maria Garcia 6-4, 6-3; and Mary Clark’s and Tarissa Clark’s loss to Julie Bello and Brianna Gutierrez 6-4, 6-3.
Things fared better for the Raiders in Pateros, where the boys’ team tied 2-2, and the girls swept, 5-0.
Savannah Hobrecht, down 4-1 against Lupe Martinez, made a comeback. She “started an amazing run, shooting ahead to 7-4, having won six games in a row,” Archer said. “Then there was another shift in momentum and she dropped two games, putting it at 7-6. Then Savannah came back to win the final and deciding game. She was elated!”
Aidan Derr at number one singles was behind 1-4 before coming back to tie at 6-6, but failed to close it out. “It was a real seesaw battle in the last two games,” Archer said.
The Raiders are having a busy week of tennis this week. They were scheduled to compete against Entiat yesterday, results of which will be reported next week. On Thursday, the Raiders travel to Oroville for a 4 p.m. match against the Hornets. And on Friday, April 21st, the Raiders will host the Omak Pioneers at 4:30 p.m. in Coulee Dam.
Away at Pateros
April 14, 2017 (Friday)
Boys tied 2-2, Girls won 5-0
Aidan Derr lost to Ivan Ceniceros 8-6
Morgan George lost to Jesus Mota 8-6
(Neither team had a number 3 singles)
Malcolm Carson & Will Friedlander defeated
Connor Hernandez & Sam Larsen 8-4
Cristian Ruiz & Terry Yazzie won by forfeit
Rylee Pitner defeated Fiona Maitland 8-3
Savannah Hobrecht defeated Lupe Martinez 8-6
(Neither team had a number 3 singles but we had a number 3 doubles which counted as a fifth match for team scoring)
Alexia Ryan & Hannah Wapato won by forfeit
Tarissa Clark & Shay Schilling won by forfeit
Mary Clark & Julie Steffens won by forfeit