SHS netters swept by W. Valley


Sunnyside tennis ace Danny Plesha prepares for a return during the Grizzlies' regular season finale on Monday.

The Sunnyside boys and girls tennis teams both lost in the regular season finale against West Valley on Monday.

With the Sunnyside boys assured no worse than a second-place finish in the MVL, the visiting Rams were playing for a portion of the second-place spot.

"They were high-fiving between points," Sunnyside Coach Troy Whittle said of the West Valley boys who rode their momentum to a 3-2 win over the Grizzlies.

Danny Plesha cruised to win in singles play, 6-0, 6-0 over the Rams' Torrey Brantner.

But West Valley evened the boys match at 1-1 when Clay Burke defeated Hunter Van deGraaf 6-1, 6-2.

Sunnyside prevailed for victory in No. 1 doubles, as Tyler Thompson and Jake Wavrin defeated West Valley's Kurt Liebrecht and Curtis Moore 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

But the Rams rallied to take the next two doubles matches for the team win.

In No. 2 doubles, West Valley's Seth and Cyrus Bricel beat Mitchell Sanchez and Jesus Alquicira 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

The Rams' Eugene Kim and Adam Sherman followed with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Justin Snyder and Jacob Kresse.

The loss dropped the Sunnyside boys to 9-3 in league play and 11-3 overall.

In girls play, Sunnyside was defeated 5-0.

Brook Foster defeated Sunnyside's Jerika Martinez 6-1, 6-1 and West Valley's Shea Oswalt defeated Jessica Gudino 6-1, 6-0 in singles play.

In No. 1 doubles, Jayme Gilmore and Heather Hickman defeated the Lady Grizzlies' Regina Mendes and Helen Shuttleworth 6-0, 6-2.

West Valley's Sarah Cooper and Amanda Butler prevailed in No. 2 doubles, 6-3, 6-3 over Capri Miles and Hannah Paulakis.

The Lady Rams made the sweep complete as Corrine Hahn and Laura Sainsbury defeated Addy Hernandez and Gayle Hansen 6-3, 6-0.

The Lady Grizzlies concluded the regular season with a 2-10 record in league play and 3-11 record overall.

Both the boys and girls teams gear up for District tourney play this Saturday.


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