There were some positive things learned from Wood River High School's trip to Jerome Saturday for a triangular prep tennis meet with Century of Pocatello and Pocatello.
First of all, coach Vicki Johnston's Wolverines learned they still have some hard work to do in order to catch the defending Great Basin Conference champions from Century.
Century swept the six singles matches to nail down its second 8-4 victory over last year's Great Basin runner-up squad from Wood River. Century's #1 girls' singles Liz Johnson recorded an upset win over Anna Chrysikopoulos.
Johnston said, "Obviously Century is our toughest competition. Playing them again gives us an idea of what we need to do for the conference meet (May 9 in Sun Valley).
"And it helps get us ready for the Capital Invitational this weekend in Boise."
Meanwhile, Wood River reversed an early-season 8-4 loss to Pocatello and beat the Indians 7-5 Saturday with four singles victories, a mixed doubles sweep and another strong #1 boys' doubles outing.
Boys' doubles Connor Fairman and Morgan Pike remained unbeaten with a win over Pocatello in addition to their straight-set triumph over the #1 Century team at Jerome. And #1 mixed Cory Rutkowski-Whitney Debree improved their undefeated mark to 11-0.
Wood River (6-4-1, 4-3 conference) played at Jerome Tuesday and goes to the Capital Invitational tournament in Boise Friday and Saturday. Monday's rained out league meet at Burley was rescheduled for May 2.
Saturday's tennis results:
WR 7, Pocatello 5
Boys' singles: #1 Alex Henning (WR) 6-2, 6-2 over Jordan Steele (P); #2 Brock Lanning (P) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 over Tristan Tanner (WR); #3 R.J. Forgeon (WR) 6-3, 6-1 over Nick Howell (P).
Girls' singles: #1 Anna Chrysikopoulos (WR) 6-0, 6-0 over Emily Cundick (P); #2 Tanya Greenwood (WR) 6-2, 6-1 over Kim Green (P); #3 Holly Stucki (P) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (2) over Jordan Hendricks (WR).
Boys' doubles: #1 Connor Fairman-Morgan Pike (WR) 6-3, 6-3 over Travis Gilbert-Kirk Theimann (P); #2 Rycheal Morton-Dexter Truman (P) 6-4, 6-2 over Paul Davis-Johnny Burbridge (WR).
Girls' doubles: #1 Brittany Goodell-Maddie Woodhouse (P) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 over Kira Gardner-Tessa Barrow (WR); #2 Katelin Clark-Holly Hancock (P) 6-1, 6-0 over Allison Rust-Tory Lakey (WR).
Mixed doubles: #1 Cory Rutkowski-Whitney DeBree (WR) 6-1, 6-1 over James Collett-Jill Burnham (P); #2 Jordan Niedrich-Alex Mallea (WR) 6-4, 6-4 over Bryce Horrocks-Emily Coffin (P).
Century 8, WR 4
Boys' singles: #1 Daniel Spicer (C) 6-3, 6-1 over Alex Henning (WR); #2 Jordan Green (C) 6-3, 6-0 over R.J. Forgeon (WR); #3 Trent Petty (C) 6-0, 6-3 over Ben Leopold (WR).
Girls' singles: #1 Liz Anderson (C) 6-2, 6-4 over Anna Chrysikopoulos (WR); #2 Janeal James (C) 6-4, 7-6 (6) over Tanya Greenwood (WR); #3 Kate Mills (C) 6-0, 6-0 over Rosie Gilchrist (WR).
Boys' doubles: #1 Connor Fairman-Morgan Pike (WR) 6-1, 6-2 over Alex Sicillano-Max Simakov (C); #2 Paul Davis-Johnny Burbridge (WR) 6-3, 6-3 over Casey Petty-Logan Hull (C).
Girls' doubles: #1 Kira Gardner-Tessa Barrow (WR) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 over Ashley Laurence-Kelsey Reiland (C); #2 Megan Sorensen-Kelcie Dickerson (C) 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-5 over Allison Rust-Tory Lakey (WR).
Mixed doubles: #1 Cory Rutkowski-Whitney DeBree (WR) 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-2 over Chester Kener-Krystle Maples (C); #2 Chris Olsen-Makenna Nolte 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 over Jordan Niedrich-Alex Mallea (WR).