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Lady Grizzlies claw Kamiakin for first win of season

The fourth time was the charm for the Sunnyside High girls tennis team. Yesterday's match against visiting Kamiakin went the Lady Grizzlies' way. Sunnyside hosted the Braves and won 4-3.

The Sunnyside boys, on the other hand, suffered another disappointing loss, 7-0.

For the Lady Grizzlies, it was their first victory in four matches this season.

All three Lady Grizzly doubles teams won against Kamiakin.

No. 1 teammates Regina Mendez and Kiana Ramos handed a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Kamiakin's Monica Slin and Michelle Stephens. Sunnyside's Avalon Valencia and Daniela Ramos earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kamiakin's Kira Adamson and Jordan Taylor in No. 2 girls doubles action, and Lady Grizzly No. 3 players Alissa Martin and Rebekah Paulakis provided Brittany Green and Emma McConnel of Kamiakin a 6-0, 6-4 loss.

In No. 4 girls singles play, Christine Kim of Sunnyside won a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Nicole Bolten of Kamiakin.

Sunnyside girls No. 1 singles player Sasha Castro suffered a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to Ali Welch of the Braves, Lady Grizzly Cindy Gudino suffered a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Kamiakin's Sydney Obstag in No. 2 action, and Emily Smith of Kamiakin defeated Sunnyside No. 3 girls singles player Hannah Marro 6-1, 4-6, (10-5).

In boys play, Sunnyside No. 1 singles player Sven Breitrueck, No. 2 singles player Randy DeRuyter, No. 3 singles player Joey Zijlstra and No. 4 singles player Anthony Rodriguez all suffered straight set losses of 6-0 to the Braves.

Sunnyside boys doubles teammates Matt Johnson and Jorge Pacheco lost their first set 6-4, rallied for a 6-2 win in the second set, but dropped the third set 6-1 to Kamiakin's Matt Huisingh and Collin Bampton in No. 1 action.

The Grizzlies' No. 2 boys doubles team of Jeromy Rodriguez and Jessie Leija were handed a 6-0, 6-2 defeat by Brandon Heath and Kakota Anderson of the Braves, and Kamiakin No. 3 doubles players Caleb Shanon and Travis Tingey defeated Sunnyside's Spencer Jacquish and Daniel Wavrin 6-3, 6-4.

The Grizzlies will pick up their rackets to host Davis this coming Thursday at 3 p.m.

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