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Grizzly netters struggle

Lady Grizzly Mirella Ramirez returns a shot in her doubles match yesterday against Wenatchee. Ramirez and her partner Stephanie Herrera put up a good fight, but eventually lost 6-2, 6-2. Sunnyside’s girls tennis squad (0-7, 1-10) is still looking for its first league win after losing 7-0 to Wenatchee yesterday, but Sunnyside Coach David Downing said his players are improving. “The girls’ score doesn’t reflect the improvement in play, but it was there” he said. “I am pleased with the improvement of the whole team, and with individual players.”

Lady Grizzly Mirella Ramirez returns a shot in her doubles match yesterday against Wenatchee. Ramirez and her partner Stephanie Herrera put up a good fight, but eventually lost 6-2, 6-2. Sunnyside’s girls tennis squad (0-7, 1-10) is still looking for its first league win after losing 7-0 to Wenatchee yesterday, but Sunnyside Coach David Downing said his players are improving. “The girls’ score doesn’t reflect the improvement in play, but it was there” he said. “I am pleased with the improvement of the whole team, and with individual players.” Photo by Laura Gjovaag.

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Sunnyside’s Bryce Murphy (below)prepares to return a shot during yesterday’s No. 2 doubles match against Wenatchee. Murphy and partner Rissto Barboza eventually lost the match 6-0, 6-0. The Sunnyside boys tennis squad (2-5, 2-9) fell to the Panthers 5-2, with only No. 1 and 2 singles players Alexis Osuna and Nathan Laverman winning their matches. Sunnyside Coach David Downing said his players are gaining valuable experience despite the losses. “Our team is learning skills and strategies for the upcoming district championships and I am confident that we will advance farther than last year,” he said.

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