Grandview boys win first match of season, 3-2

WAPATO - "In exciting fashion, our boys were able to pull out our first team win," shared Grandview Coach Ronda Penwell of yesterday's match in Wapato.

The Grandview boys won 3-2, but the girls fell 4-1.

No. 1 boys singles player Ryan Rodriguez of Grandview defeated Patrick Dosono of the Wolves. The duo went three sets, with Rodriguez overcoming an opening loss of 6-4. He handed Dosono a 6-3 defeat and the two battled through the final set. Rodriguez settled the score with a 7-6 victory.

Greyhound No. 2 singles player Ezequiel Zamora fought through three sets with Wapato's Gerardo Valencia. Zamora fell 6-1 in the opening set, but pulled out a 6-4 victory in the second set and scored a 6-1 win in the final set of the match.

No. 3 doubles teammates Abel Reyes and Ivan Campuzano used strong teamwork to overcome Joel Delatorre and Audel Rosas of the Wolves. The Greyhounds came out on top, winning 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.

"(The boys) showed determination and poise throughout their entire match," Penwell commented.

In Lady 'Hounds action, Gabby Suave (No. 1 singles) was the lone netter to pull out a win. She battled the net against Lizette Melendez and fell 6-2 in the opening set. Not to be deterred, Suave followed through and pulled out a 6-4 victory in the following set to send the two players into a third set. The final win was Suave's. She outmatched Melendez 6-2.

Suave is now 3-0 for the season. Penwell said, "(She is) looking strong."

The Grandview boys No. 1 and 2 doubles teams didn't fare as well.

Greg Strom and Jake Velasco of Wapato won 6-2, 6-0 over Angel Lopez and Marcus Morales in No. 1 boys action; and Steven Ramirez and Joey Castro of the 'Hounds were handed a 6-1, 6-4 defeat by David Gutierrez and Stevie Vela.

The Lady 'Hounds struggled against the Wolves, as well.

Grandview girls No. 2 player Hannah Grow fell 6-3, 6-1 to Wapato's Nakota Strom.

No. 1 girls doubles players Mariah Coronado and Megan Rodriguez were not strong enough to overcome Bertha Valencia and Stephanie Velasco of Wapato. The Wapato teammates earned a 6-2, 6-3 win.

In No. 2 girls action, the opening match was a close one. Lady 'Hounds Mayra Escareno and Casandra Hudon battled, but were handed a 7-6 defeat by Tiffany Armijo and Hayley Strom. The next set wasn't so close. The Wapato girls took over and earned a 6-0 win.

Wapato No. 3 girls teammates Jessica Camacho and Daniella Solano defeated Grandview's Victoria Chambers and Andrea Svodbodova in the final match of the day.

Grandview next travels to Quincy on Thursday, April 8.


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