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Raider tennis loses to Oroville

 

Isaiah Baty rushes to return a volley in a win against Soap Lake last week. - Scott Hunter photos

Raider tennis players fought hard in their matches but could not defeat the Oroville Hornets in Coulee Dam Thursday.

The boys' team picked up one win in singles competition out of the five total varsity contests. That was in the number-two singles, where Isaiah Baty defeated Elijah Burnell in two sets (6-4, 7-5).

"Isaiah started out down 2-5 but won five games in a row to win the first set," Head Coach Steve Archer said. "Then in the second set, (he) worked his forehand to produce several winners. He was pumped!"

In JV action, the doubles team of Aidan Derr and Morgan George defeated Hugus/Rice 8-6.

On the girls' side, the Raiders are still struggling from a lack of eligible players. Mary Clark, in the number-three singles match, was the only victor for the Raider girls. Clark defeated Ellamae Burnell in a marathon match that did not finish until 8 p.m.

"I was very pleased with the fight of our team, and all of them are improving," Archer said.

The match, originally scheduled for the March 25, against Davenport has been postponed to April 18 in Coulee Dam.

Last night the Raiders hosted the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions. Tomorrow, LR will take on the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats at Creston starting at 3:30 p.m.

DATE: March 24

OPPONENT: Oroville

LOCATION: Home

Boys lost 1-4, Girls lost 1-4

BOYS: SINGLES Scores:

1. John Drapela lost to Nathan Hugus 6-4, 7-5 (very close!)

2. Isaiah Baty defeated Elijah Burnell 7-5, 6-4 (Only boys' win on varsity)

3. Corban Wilder lost to Drake Fox 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) (very close! Finished up at 8:00 pm)

BOYS: DOUBLES

Edmond Fenton & Jordan Charles lost to Connor BoCook & Ryan Marcolin 6-1, 6-3

2. Aidan Derr & Bradley Wilder lost to

Colby Guzman & Logan Millsm 6-4, 6-1

Tanya Ang hits against Mikayla Scott in a close game.

JV. Aidan Derr and Morgan George defeated Nick Hugus & Blake Rice 8-6

GIRLS: SINGLES

1. Tanya Ang lost to Mikayla Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 (very close!)

2. Rylee Pitner lost to Lena Fuchs 7-5, 6-2

3. Mary Clark defeated Ellamae Burnell 6-7(7-3), 6-4, 1-0(10-6) (finished up at about 8 p.m.)

GIRLS: DOUBLES

1. Savannah Hobrect & Hannah Wapato lost to Hannah Sauer & Jewel Wanderwall 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (another very close match

2. Savannah Hobrect & Hannah) Wapato defeated Gwen Hankins & Christina Herrick 8-3 but lost by forfeit

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