OTHELLO - So far, so good! After locking up the best record in CWAC South League play yesterday with a 4-1 victory at Othello, the Grandview High School boys tennis team now has nearly two weeks to prepare for the District tournament.
Grandview's girls fell to Othello Tuesday, by a tight 3-2 score, to finish CWAC South play at 4-8.
In finishing with the best boys record, Grandview tied East Valley for the top spot in the league standings. The Red Devils prevailed over the Greyhounds by a 4-1 score back in late March, but Grandview avenged that one and only defeat by defeating East Valley 3-2 last Friday.
The resilient 'Hounds stayed on the winning track yesterday, humbling Othello without working up much of a sweat.
In singles play, Grandview's Kevin Floyd and Marco Diaz only lost a single game between them. Floyd was victorious by a 6-1, 6-0 count over Othello's No. 1 singles player, Caleb Tovar; while Diaz claimed a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles against Michael Anderson.
The Greyhounds' No. 2 and 3 doubles teams had to work a bit harder in securing their victories, nonetheless, put their Othello counterparts away with ease. Joey Diaz and Rodrigo Fajardo, playing No. 2 doubles, skated past the Huskies' Juda Gowen and Sammy Harris 6-2, 6-3. At No. 3 doubles, the Grandview tandem of Raymond Cantu and Lionel DeLeon cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Ray Rodriguez and Eli Garza.
The lone loss sustained by the Grandview boys yesterday came in No. 1 doubles play, although the Greyhounds' Robert Madrigal and Nick Saldana didn't go down without a fight. Othello's Gavin McKee and Wally Cantu dominated in the opening set, winning 6-0, but Madrigal and Saldana scraped their act together for a 6-2 victory in the second set. McKee and Cantu won the tiebreaking set by a 6-2 score.
The Grandview girls picked up their two wins yesterday in singles play.
Miranda Shreeve, in No. 1 singles, dominated Carmen Melendez in a 6-0, 6-1 decision. Sydney Mottice also had her way against Othello's Alex Gilbert, winning the No. 2 singles match by a 6-3, 6-1 score.
Of the three girls doubles matches, Kyla Leyendekker and Noelle Miller of Grandview turned in the gutsiest effort. Playing No. 2 doubles, they were edged 7-5 by Emma Shaw and S. Smith in the first set. Shaw and Smith eked out a 6-3 win in the second set.
At No. 1 doubles, Othello's Connie Garza and P. Cantu claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win over Christine Penwell and Kinzi Poteet. The No. 3 doubles match went to Othello's R. Shaw and J. Roylance by a 6-4, 6-3 score over Grandview's Lily Yoon and Adriana Valdez.