Friday, April 1, 2011

Racquet players sweep Canyon Ridge, Gooding

Good day for Wood River tennis

After debuting its season in eastern Idaho during mid-March, the Wood River High School tennis team got its feet wet in the Magic Valley Tuesday—playing dual meets in Twin Falls against the Gooding Senators and Canyon Ridge Riverhawks.

Wood River dominated Gooding 12-0, winning the boys' meet 6-0 and the girls' competition 6-0. In the Great Basin Conference clash against Canyon Ridge, coach Vicki Johnston's Wolverines won 9-3 with a 5-1 edge in boys and their 4-2 girls' win.

Boys' singles players Karl Wilander (6-0, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-2) and Cole Caminiti (6-2, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-2) swept their two matches in straight sets. So did No. 1 girls' singles Jessica Hamilton (6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-4).

The newly formed No. 1 boys' doubles team of Raleigh Grossbaum and Josh Morell lost only one game in two straight set wins. Also winning both matches in straight sets was No. 2 boys Dylan Carey-Zach Dolenar.

Wood River swept girls' doubles with two match wins apiece by No. 1 Erin Murphy-Margaret Reutter and No. 2 Alex Taylor-Audrey Brassil. Enjoying similar straight-set successes in mixed doubles were No. 1 Bryan Donoso-Ellen Davis and No. 2 William Eagan-Hannah Baybutt.

Hailey singles players Gardner Cord and Alex Feldman also collected wins during the Gooding match. For the day, Wood River (4-2 dual meets overall on the season, 6-0 boys and 3-2-1 girls) won 42 sets and lost only six. Next up: Another GBC meet Tuesday, April 5 at Twin Falls.

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