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No. 2 singles player pulls out lone win for GHS Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW – Facing very talented boys and girls squads from Othello yesterday, it didn’t come as much of a surprise that Grandview netted just one win from the 10 matches that were staged.

“Today we came up against a tough Othello team that is currently in the top standings for the league,” Grandview Tennis Coach Ronda Penwell said Tuesday evening.

“They had quality players at all levels.

“Our young team struggled a bit to keep up with the pace,” Penwell said.

The one victory Penwell’s tennis squads managed against the visiting Huskies came in No. 2 girls’ singles play. Alexandra Gonzalez was forced to a tiebreaker in the third set, but eventually wore down Othello’s Kylee Hawley.

Gonzalez was tripped up by Hawley in the opening set, 6-2. The Grandview tennis player recovered to square the match at one-all by taking the second set, 6-3. In a super tiebreaker Gonzalez prevailed, 10-4.

Penwell said for Gonzalez, yesterday’s win was her third three-set victory of the season.

Grandview also got a three-set effort yesterday from Alfonso Granados in No. 2 boys’ singles play.

“Alfonso almost pulled out a third set win of his own,” said Penwell. “After making adjustments after his first set loss (6-3), Alfonso came back to win the second set, 6-3.

“Unfortunately, he fell short in the tiebreaker format (10-3),” Penwell said.

The 5-0 loss Grandview’s boys sustained against Othello yesterday lowered the Greyhounds’ record to 0-3 in CWAC play, 1-6 overall on the season. Grandview’s girls are still looking for their first team victory of the spring.

The two GHS squads are scheduled to play at Ephrata this coming Saturday.

BOYS

Othello 5, Grandview 0

No. 1 Singles

Michael Carlton (O) dec. Logan Alvarez (G) 6-1, 6-3

No. 2 Singles

Diego Villarreal (O) dec. Alfonson Granados (G) 6-3, 3-6, (10-3)

No. 1 Doubles

Lorenzo Garza & Collin Freeman (O) dec. Esgar Valencia & Roger Escareno (G) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Doubles

Caron Freeman & Caleb Roylance (O) dec. Jesus Gurrola & Anthony Gutierrez (G) 6-1, 6-0

No. 3 Doubles

Eric Martinez & Miguel Lopez (O) dec. Isaiah Villarreal & Nazario Serna (G) 6-3, 6-1

GIRLS

Othello 4, Grandview 1

No. 1 Singles

Zoee Roylance (O) dec. Diana Godinez (G) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Singles

Alexandra Gonzalez (G) dec. Kylee Hawley (O) 2-6, 6-3, (10-4)

No. 1 Doubles

Tanaya Anderson & Katie Walker (O) dec. Monse Oropeza & Lecie Owens (G) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 Doubles

Leilanie Tovar & Breann Tovar (O) dec. Juana Razo & McKenzie Rios (G) 6-4, 6-1

No. 3 Doubles

Christina Murillo & Malia Villarreal (O) dec. Jozelle Prieto & Savvannah Gonzalez (G) 6-2, 6-1

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