Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tennis team tunes up for Capital Invite

Captures 8-4 win over Burley

The Wood River High School tennis team tuned up for the upcoming Capital Invitational tournament in Boise April 29-30 by playing Century of Pocatello on a rainy Saturday in Jerome.

Century swept boys' doubles and took advantage of two Wood River forfeits in boys' singles to nip the Wolverines 6-5. And bad weather canceled another dual meet Saturday against Pocatello.

#1 Hadley DeBree remained undefeated in girls' singles for Hailey while the #1 girls' doubles team of Abby Fairman/Jackie Safran rallied for a down-to-the-wire 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Kyra Maples/Krystle Maples, Century.

The Wolverines of coaches John Radford and Jim Boatwright fared better in a conference meet last week.

Thursday, Wood River captured a solid 8-4 Great Basin Conference West win over the host Burley Bobcats in a meet played in eight-game pro sets to avoid bad weather. The Wolverines had tied Burley 6-6 back on April 5 in Hailey.

In girls' singles, #1 Hadley DeBree, #2 Anna Chrysikopoulos and #3 Alex Mallea swept their matches 8-3, 8-0 and 8-5. Girls' doubles also went Wood River's way, with Abby Fairman and Jackie Safran winning 8-2, Lauren Rust and Danielle Donovan 8-3.

#1 boys' singles Thomas Phelan prevailed 8-1 over Trevor Matthews. Wood River also swept mixed doubles, thanks to Gavin Kastner and Whitney DeBree 8-2 and Seth Curran and Kira Gardner 8-3.

Wood River (5-2-2), a 9-3 home winner over Jerome April 7, traveled to Jerome for a conference meet Tuesday and hosts Gooding today, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on the high school tennis courts.

Here are results from Saturday's meet against Century:

Century 7, WR 5

Girls' singles: #1—Hadley DeBree (WR) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 over Melissa Vargason (C). #2—Anna Chrysikopoulos (WR) 6-0, 6-3 over Janeel James (C). #3—Patti Acheson (C) 8-1 over Alexis Greenwood (WR).

Boys' singles: #1—Thomas Phelan (WR) 6-0, 6-0 over Daniel Spicer (C).

Girls' doubles: #1—Abby Fairman/Jackie Safran (WR) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) over Kyra Maples/Krystle Maples (C). #2—Courtney Ball/Kourtney Howard (C) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 over Lauren Rust/Alex Mallea (WR).

Boys' doubles: #1—Matt Kress/Chester Kener (C) 6-2, 7-5 over Connor Fairman/Willie Meyers (WR). #2—Steve Acheson/Lee Hammer (C) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 over Robbie Lascheck/Pike Nuengsikapian (WR).

Mixed doubles: #1—Cory Farnsworth/Matt Sutton (C) 6-3, 6-4 over Gavin Kastner/Whitney DeBree (WR). #2—Seth Curran/Kira Gardner (WR) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 over R. Jay Ward/Kirsten Sorensen (C).

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