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Grandview tennis teams beat Grizzlies

The Grandview Greyhound tennis team swept through Sunnyside handily, beating the Grizzlies on their home turf Thursday afternoon.

The Grandview boys team went home with a 3-2 victory, as the Sunnyside team is still searching for its first victory of the season. The Lady Greyhounds were able to stave off the Sunnyside team, going home with a 4-1 win.

Playing at No. 1 boys singles, Grandview's Kevin Floyd defeated Danny Plesha 6-3, 6-0.

"They're close friends and play a lot together," said Sunnyside High School tennis coach Troy Whittle.

"At one point Danny was ahead 3-1, but he lost 11 straight games. I've never seen him do that," he added.

Plesha's brother, Johnny Plesha, easily defeated Grandview's Marco Diaz in No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2.

In No. 1 boys doubles, the Grandview team of Adrian Fajardo and Sean Urbina defeated Tony Cantu and Jake Wavrin 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 2 doubles Sunnyside's Jonathan Beals and Jacob Barr defeated Marcus Wall and Yoerg Brinkmann 6-1, 6-1.

"That was really good," said Whittle. "It gave them the confidence they have been needing."

In No. 3 doubles play Grandview's Matt Sears and Manuel Lepez defeated Dane Smith and Brian Harvey 6-2, 6-3.

In No. 1 girls singles play Megan Shreeve of Grandview defeated Lana Pangle 6-0, 6-0.

Miranda Shreeve of Grandview defeated Victoria Garza 7-6, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.

In the only girls tennis win for Sunnyside, the No. 1 doubles team of Andrea Phillips and Dolores Guzman defeated Grandview's Andrea Kollmar and Megan Metteer 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.

In No. 2 doubles Linsley Grow and Kristen Artz of Grandview defeated Erica Mendez and Lizeth Chiprez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles play was similar with Grandview's Tonhya Wysong and Ai Tomizawa defeating Deann Trautman and Jerika Martinez 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Whittle said that in second and thirds doubles there shouldn't have been such a blowout in the third set.

"If they get to the third set that indicates they are pretty equally matched. They shouldn't be losing 6-1," said Whittle. "I don't know if its stamina or conditioning."

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