G'view boys, girls sweep Ki-Be

GRANDVIEW - In a rare sweep, the Grandview boys and girls tennis teams both won at a home CWAC South match against Ki-Be yesterday.

The Lady Greyhounds enjoyed their most convincing win of the season, 4-1 over Ki-Be's girls.

Grandview's Miranda Shreeve started things on the winning track with a 6-0, 6-0 rout over Julie Souriyauongsa.

The Bears evened the match with Amanda Foss's 7-5, 6-1 win over Sydney Mottice.

But it was all Grandview from there, with sweeps in all three doubles matches.

Allison Grow and Danika Martinez prevailed in a 6-4, 7-6 battle over Ki-Be's Rachel Crawford and Leilani Wright.

Grandview's Sara Amaro and Kyla Leyendekker were victorious 6-2, 6-2 over Hannah Norman and Megan Hirschi.

The Lady Greyhounds wrapped up the match with Christine Penwell and Noelle Miller's 6-1, 6-2 win over Merci Valdez and Haley McDaniel.

"I was actually surprised how convincingly we won," said Coach Jaime Morales. "We haven't had a full varsity girls team since the first match of the season."

The win improved the Lady Greyhounds to 2-5 in league and 3-6 overall.

"I think our girls can really bounce back and hit at least (a winning percentage of) .500 by the end of the season," Morales said.

While the girls cruised to victory, the Grandview boys had to sweat out a 3-2 win over Kiona-Benton. The match was decided by the pivotal third doubles contest, in which Grandview's Raymond Cantu and Lionel DeLeon won 6-2, 6-3.

Grandview's Kevin Floyd pitched his usual shutout in a 6-0, 6-0 whitewashing of Michael Lala to start the 'Hounds with a win.

Paulino Fajardo made it a 2-0 team lead for Grandview with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Mark Crawford.

The visiting Bears climbed back into the match with wins in the first two doubles contests..

Ki-Be's Spencer Hayter and Evan Beus dispatched Joey and Marco Diaz, playing in only their second match together, by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

The Bears' duo of Indy Lytton and Jeff Stewart then prevailed in a 7-6, 6-3 nailbiter over Robert Madrigal and Nick Saldana.

That set the stage for Cantu and DeLeon's decisive win over Ki-Be's David Mitchell and Jon Willis.

"Our first and second doubles team struggled quite a bit," observed Morales. "Our second doubles could never get into a rhythm after that first set tie breaker loss."

Even so, the team victory improved the Grandview boys to 6-1 in league and 7-2 overall.

"For our boys it comes down to East Valley next Friday (April 28)," Morales said of the regular season finale at home against the first-place Red Devils. "If we can win that one, we will share the league title."

Grandview is home again today when they take on Toppenish in a CWAC South contest. Both the Greyhound boys and girls squads were victorious against the Wildcats in their earlier meeting this spring.


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