Grizzly tennis squad has rough outing at host Wenatchee


WENATCHEE – There was no good news for the Grizzly tennis squads yesterday, as both the boys and girls squads went winless in yesterday’s match-up against the Wenatchee Panthers.

Coach Dave Downing said his players didn’t give up Tuesday and played hard until the end of their matches.

“Wenatchee is the highest ranked team in the league,” he said. “The girls had a tough time, but scored some games. Michael (Yan) at No. 4 boys singles played well.”

In the No. 1 boys singles spot, Sunnyside’s Alexis Osuna was defeated by Wenatchee’s Lucas Tilly and lost in twin sets, 6-0, 6-0.

“Alexis played really well,” said Downing. “He returned serves, but was overpowered.”

No. 2 Grizzly Nathan Laverman lost his first match of the season to Panther Cameron Maodelis in two sets, 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 3 for Sunnyside, Zach Halma lost in two hard-fought sets, 7-6, 6-2.

Yan, playing at No. 4 for the Grizzlies, lost 6-3, 6-2.

“Michael was in the match fighting all the way,” said Downing.

The girls No. 1 singles player for Sunnyside, Sydnee Hernandez, picked up a couple of wins in games, but couldn’t beat Hannah Stonas of Wenatchee. She lost in back-to-back 6-1 sets.

Sunnyside’s No. 2 and 3 players, Roxy Plancarte and Elexis Lepe, both lost in two sets, 6-0, 6-1. The Lady Grizzlies No. 3 player, Jazmine Lopez lost 6-0, 6-0.

All the Sunnyside doubles players lost in two sets.

Sunnyside’s next match is at Davis tomorrow, April 17.


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