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Raider tennis team keeps improving

 

John Drapela

Raider Tennis competed in three matches last week and continued to improve to get ready for the postseason.

Against Liberty Bell April 26, the Raider boys won their match 3-2, and it wasn't easy for either team.

A doubles match of John Drapela and Jordan Charles against the duo of Frey and Schultz lasted for two hours and included a tiebreaker, which means playing to a score of seven with a two-point advantage. Although LR had several chances to gain that advantage, but Liberty Bell found it, finally breaking the tie at 14-12. The next set was knotted up again at 4-4 and tagging Drapela and Charles as contenders in postseason.

"This match sets them up for competing at the league tournament on May 13-14 in Omak," Raider Head Coach Steve Archer said.

At home April 28, the Raider boys continued to win, defeating the Pateros Billygoats.

On the girls side, Archer changed the lineup to put his top two players together.

"We put Tanya Ang and Rylee Pitner ... in at doubles," he said. "This will give them some match experience in preparation for postseason play."

He said Ang and Pitner "feed off of each other's enthusiasm, which is a good thing."

In the last match of the week, at home against White Swan, the Raider boys finished a three-match sweep of the week. The Raider girls continued to struggle and will be looking to improve this week.

Last night the Raiders travelled to Entiat to take on the Tigers. Tomorrow at home LR will take on Oroville Hornets, starting at 4 p.m. Friday the Raiders will have Senior Night against the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats, starting at 4 p.m.

LR v Liberty Bell Results: Boys won 3-2, Girls lost 1-4

BOYS: SINGLES Scores:

Isaiah Baty defeated Grayson Alexander 6-4, 6-4 WIN

2. Edmond Fenton lost to Nate Hirsch 6-4, 6-3 LOSS

3. Aidan Derr defeated Alex White 6-1, 6-2 WIN

BOYS:DOUBLES

John Drapela & Jordan Charles lost to

VS. Josh Frey & Jessie Schultz 7-6(14-12), 6-4 LOSS

2. Malcom Carson & Corban Wilder defeated 6-4, 6-4 WIN

VS. Isaac Blodgett & Tyler White

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