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S'side boys sweep Grandview

In non-league tennis play Thursday, the Sunnyside boys swept their rivals from Grandview, 5-0.

The match featured a rarity, with two of the area's premier singles tennis players-Sunnyside's Danny Plesha and Grandview's Kevin Floyd-facing off in a doubles match.

Switching to first singles for Sunnyside was Mitchell Sanchez, a 6-2, 3-0 victor over Joey Diaz, who had to retire from the match due to injury.

Hunter Van deGraaf kept the winning ways going for Sunnyside with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Chase Lindsley.

Plesha and doubles partner Tyler Thompson rallied for a 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over Floyd and Marco Diaz.

In No. 2 doubles, Jesus Alquicira and Jake Wavrin outlasted Grandview's Nick Saldana and Robert Madrigal, 7-6, 7-6.

The Grizzlies' Jacob Kresse and Justin Snyder wrapped up the sweep with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Paulino and Rodrigo Fajardo.

The win improved the Sunnyside boys record to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in league.

The Sunnyside girls again lost a close match, 3-2. After sweeping singles play against Grandview, the Lady Grizzlies struggled with three consecutive doubles losses.

Jerika Martinez started with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Miranda Shreeve in No. 1 singles, and Sunnyside teammate Jessica Gudino followed with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Cristina Meza.

Grandview's Allison Grow and Danika Martinez prevailed 7-5, 6-4 over Helen Shuttleworth and Regina Mendez in No. 1 doubles.

Sara Amaro and Kyla Wyendekker of Grandview followed with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Capri Miles and Hannah Paulakis.

Sunnyside's No. 3 doubles team of Gayle Hansen and Addy Hernandez were then defeated 6-4, 6-1 by Christine Penwell and Noelle Miller.

"The girls are getting close, but just can't close out a doubles win," said Sunnyside Coach Troy Whittle. "Winning is an acquired thing and they're still learning."

The Sunnyside girls are 2-7 in league and 3-8 on the season after the loss.

The Grizzly tennis teams are home again today to take on Prosser.

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