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Tennis loses in Omak, wins at home


Alexia Ryan serves against Alex O'Dell of Omak on March 28th. - Al Camp photo

The Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team lost in Omak to the Pioneers on March 28, then won at home March 30 against the Wilbur Wildcats.

"We snuck into Omak just after, and left just before, the rains came," Head Coach Steve Archer said.

Despite avoiding the rain, 5-0 losses for both the boys and girls put a damper on the outing, but the team looked at it in a positive light.

"Omak's team is the strongest team we have faced," Archer said. "The top players at Omak are state caliber. But we looked at it as an opportunity to improve by facing strong opposition."

In boys' singles, Bradley Wilder and Cristian Ruiz both lost their separate matches "but came close by forcing a third set-deciding super tie breaker," Archer said. "Both had the momentum by winning their second sets, but unfortunately dropped their tie breakers."

Things went better at home against the Wilbur Wildcats, with the boys winning 4-1, and the girls winning 4-1.

"Our team had a strong showing," Archer said.

In the boys' singles, Aiden Derr lost his first set, but came back to win.

"He dominated the second set 6-1, which forced a third set decided by a super tie breaker, which he easily won, 10-3," explained Archer. "Bradley Wilder had a similar path to the deciding super tie breakers, but unfortunately lost 10-4."

Now on spring break, the tennis squad isn't set to compete again until April 11 in Tonasket. Their next home game will be on April 18 against Entiat at 4 p.m. in Coulee Dam.


LR Tennis Away

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Boys lost 5-0, Girls lost 5-0

Boys' Singles

1 Aidan Derr lost to Chase Grillo 6-2, 6-2

2 Bradley Wilder lost to Simon McCure 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

3 Cristian Ruiz lost to Philip Law 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Boys' Doubles

1 Will Friedlander & Malcolm Carson lost to Devyn Grillo & Ivan Sanchez 6-0, 6-1

2 Terry Yazzie & Morgan George lost to Alex Thornton & Braiden O'Dell 6-0, 6-1

Girls' Singles

1 Alexia Ryan lost to Alex O'Dell 6-0, 6-1

2 Savannah Hobrecht lost to Jenna Bucsko 6-0, 6-0

3 Hannah Wapato lost to Shalynn McCune 6-2, 6-0

Girls' Doubles

1 Tarissa Clark and Mary Clark lost to Jennifer O'Dell & Sydney Hack 6-1, 6-0

2 Shay Schilling & Anya Wendt lost to Jackie Suastegui & Kesla Fry 6-1, 6-1

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LR Tennis Home

Thursday March 30, 2017

Boys won 4-1, Girls won 4-1

Boys' Singles

1 Aidan Derr defeated Jake Mattox

4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-3)

2 Bradley Wilder lost to Daniel Harms 6-2, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (10-4)

3 Cristian Ruiz defeated Sev Waters

6-0, 6-1

Boys' Doubles

1 Will Friedlander & Malcolm Carson defeated Wyatt Corrigan & James Manchester 6-3, 6-1

Aidan Derr returns a volley to Omak's Chase Grillo. - Al Camp photo

2 Terry Yazzie & Morgan George won by forfeit

Girls' Singles

1 Rylee Pitner won by injury default to Tori Debord

2 Alexia Ryan defeated Leah Goodwin 6-1, 6-0

3 Savannah Hobrecht defeated Kayla Tesch 6-0, 6-0

Girls' Doubles

1 Tarissa Clark & Hannah Wapato lost to Ireland Corrigan & Camille Boyd 6-0, 6-1

2 Shay Schilling & Anya Wendt defeated Jordan Nestor & Heidi Kurkowski 6-2, 6-3

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