Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tennis team whacks opponents

Super Saturday for Wood River kids

Made in the shades: Wolverines Scott (front) and Morgan Pike have been a formidable pair in boys’ doubles this season, winning every time out.

Call it a smashing Saturday for the Wood River tennis team. Home to Century and Pocatello, the Wolverines recorded two convincing victories over their Great Basin Conference opponents. The second match victory marked the fourth consecutive win of the week for the Wolverines, who moved to 8-2 in dual meets on the season.

"I was proud of the kids," coach Vicki Johnston said. "We had some very competitive matches and the kids played really well. They also stayed very focused even though it was prom night."

Wood River girls' singles made themselves queens of the courts with two-time victors Anna Chrysikopoulos, Maya Diem and Lauren Reutter. Boys' doubles went Wood River's way in both matches with successful pairs, Scott and Morgan Pike, Brendan Freund and William Eagan.

Against Century, Tessa Barrow and Kami Doan sweated and swatted their way through two tough sets, winning 7-5, 7-6 (12-10). Jessica Hamilton and Ellen Davis won #2 girls' doubles in straight sets. Tanya Greenwood and Ben Leopold claimed #2 mixed doubles 6-2, 6-0. R.J. Forgeon and Alex Henning posted wins in boys' singles.

Stepping up against Pocatello, the Wolverines swept mixed doubles, with #1 pair Karl Fostvedt and Ainsley Gourlay winning 6-2, 6-1. Greenwood paired with Alex Henning to take the #2 match, 6-3, 6-1. Hamilton and Davis collected their second win of the day in girls' doubles. Andrew Pfeiffer did not drop a game in a two-set victory in #3 boys' singles.

Jerome was also in town to play the visitors in matches staged at the high school, middle school and Copper Ranch. The Tigers tied both teams 6-6.

Home to Burley on Thursday, the Wolverines recorded a 10-2 victory. Boys singles champions were Carlos Neme, Forgeon and Henning. Singles Diem, Greenwood and Jordan Hendricks posted girls' wins.

Wood River swept boys' doubles with Pike and Pike, Freund and Jordan Niedrich. Hamilton and Davis prevailed in #2 girls' doubles. Fostvedt and Reutter lost only two games to prevail in #2 mixed doubles.

Yesterday's "Senior Day" honorees against Jerome were Jason Barbee, Karl Fostvedt, Ben Leopold, Scott Pike, Hunter Scarborough, Tessa Barrow, Anna Chrysikopoulos, Kami Doan, Ainsley Gourlay, Jordan Hendricks and Allison Rust.

The team will travel to Boise for the annual Capital Invitational, April 25-26.

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