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Grandview boys return to top form

SELAH - After suffering several tough losses against East Valley and Ephrata high schools in March, the Grandview Greyhound tennis players returned to the court after their spring break hiatus and the boys proved how formidable they can be.

The Grandview boys claimed wins in all five matches against Selah on Saturday.

Ryan Rodriguez defeated Selah's Jordan Shaffer, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 boys singles match and Grandview had a repeat victory in the No. 2 boys singles match when Rodriguez's teammate, Ezequiel Zamora, defeated Josh Shepard, 6-4, 6-2.

"Ryan and Ezequiel remain strong at singles while our doubles teams are improving with each match," said Grandview Coach Ronda Penwell.

In the doubles matches, Grandview's Angel Lopez and Stevan Ramirez claimed their match in the No. 1 boys doubles play by defeating Joe Godina and Ethan Willard, 6-3, 6-2.

Ivan Campazano and Marcus Morales defeated Selah's Cassidy Beebe and Kenny Blehm 6-3, 6-2 to win the No. 2 singles match.

Grandview finished its winning streak with Abel Reyes and Brock Jetke claiming the No 3 singles match 7-5, 1-6, 10-8.

The Grandview girls, on the other hand, suffered five straight losses against the Selah team.

Ashley Bond defeated Grandview's Jessica Hernandez 6-3, 6-2 in No. 1 girls singles. Hernandez's teammate, Hannah Grow, was defeated by Selah's Hannah Russell 6-1, 6-2 for the No. 2 girls singles match.

"Jessica Hernandez had an intense match," said Coach Penwell, "with most of the points and games all very close. Although she didn't get the win, she worked very hard and had great hustle, never giving up on any ball."

In girls doubles, the No. 1 match went to Megan Schrenk and Briana Butler after beating Grandview's Mayra Escareno and CaSandra Hudon 6-2, 6-0.

Grandview's Sadie Wyatt and Ana Herrera were defeated by Selah's Kaiti Dell and Taylor Silverthorn, 6-0, 6-0, in the No. 2 doubles girls double match.

The Lady Greyhounds finished out the day with their final loss when Selah's Kaly Barthlow and Whitney Bertelsen defeated Gabby Avalos and Karissa Carpenter 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 3 doubles match.

"Our girls teams had their moments of great plays," said Coach Penwell, "but will be working on consistency throughout a match."

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