Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fruitland, Parma are dominant at 3A tennis

Young Cutthroats improve, Kanellitsas gets silver

Bragging rights belonged to three teams from southwestern Idaho during the State 3A prep tennis tournament Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.

They were Fruitland, Parma and Weiser. Overall, they were the top three teams in the 13-school meet by wide margin—Fruitland piling up 101 overall points, Parma 94 and Weiser 60.

Fruitland's Grizzlies ran away with their first-ever state tennis team championship by a 66.5-54 margin over three-time defending champion Parma. In boys' rankings, Parma slipped past Weiser by a 40-36 total for the 13th Panther state crown.

This year, the perennial 3A powerhouse Community School from Sun Valley had to settle for fourth place in the overall team, boys' team and girls' team standings.

Best result came from junior Tim Kanellitsas. He placed second in boys' singles behind Weiser senior Austin Winegar. No other Cutthroat placed out of the 14 who qualified for state.

Over two days the Cutthroats managed only 35 points winning nine of 26 matches.

Head coach Phil Huss said, "We met some tough competition. Lots of young players had the chance to see tennis played at a high level. They loved being part of the state tournament. Each player improved."

Kanellitsas played some great tennis at state, the coach added. He said, "Tim didn't drop a set on his journey to the finals. He met his match in the finals and lost 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) to the quarterback and football star from Weiser (Austin Winegar, a senior)."

Sophomore singles player Zach Lindahl also posted some feisty wins—three in straight sets—and made it to the semi-finals in the consolation round.

Here are results:

Final overall team totals (state qualifiers in parentheses)

1—Fruitland (15).... 101 points

2—Parma (14).... 94

3—Weiser (6)....60

4—Community School (14)....35

Others—Payette (3) 19 points, Homedale (2) 13, Clark Fork (6) 13, Grangeville (10) 11, Coeur d'Alene Charter (8) 9, Sugar-Salem of Sugar City (6) 8, Clearwater Valley (3) 5, Gooding (4) 4 and Deary (5) 3.

Breakdown by boys, girls


1—Parma (13th state title) 40

2—Weiser 36

3—Fruitland 34.5

4—Community School 25.5

5—Homedale 13


1—Fruitland (1st state title) 66.5

2—Parma 54

3—Weiser 24

4—Community School 9.5

5—Payette 8

Points by category—

(101)—Fruitland 12 BS, 20 GS, 8 BD, 32 GD, 29 MD=101

1st—GD, MD. 2nd—GS. 3rd—BS, GD. 4th—MD.

(94)—Parma 0 BS, 21 GS, 32 BD, 25 GD, 16 MD=94

1st—BD. 2nd—GD. 3rd—GS, BD, MD. 4th—GS, GD.

(60)—Weiser 20 BS, 20 GS, 16 BD, 4 GD, 0 MD=60

1st—BS, GS. 2nd—BD. 3rd—none. 4th—none.

(35)—Community School 20 BS, 4 GS, 4 BD, 4 GD, 3 MD=35

1st—none. 2nd—BS. 3rds—none. 4ths—none.

Points by singles/doubles—

35—Community School.....9-17 all matches in 2011—24 points singles (6-7 matches), 11 points doubles (3-10).

History: 23-19 all matches in 2010, 21-16 all matches in 2009, 26-19 all matches in 2008, 22-18 all matches in 2007, 33-15 all matches in 2006 and 30-14 in 2005.

State team championships (43rd time):

2011 (3A)—Parma (boys) and Fruitland (girls)

2010 (3A)—Community School (boys) and Parma (girls)

2009 (3A)—Community School (boys) and Parma (girls)

2008 (3A)—Parma (boys) and Parma (girls)

2007 (3A)—Parma

2006 (3A)—Community School

2005 (3A)—Community School

2004 (3A)—Community School

2003 (3A)—Homedale

2002 (3A)—Community School. 2001 (A-2)—Community School.

1998-2000 (Class B)—Bishop Kelly. 1997—Jerome.

1996—Homedale. 1995—Bishop Kelly. 1993-94—Parma. 1992—Jerome.

1991—Parma. 1989-90—Jerome. 1988—Wood River. 1987—Vallivue.

1986—Wood River. 1985—Jerome. 1983-84—Bishop Kelly. 1982—Wood River.

1981—Gooding. 1975-80—Bishop Kelly. 1973-74—Payette. 1972—Bishop Kelly.

1971—Parma. 1970—Parma and Jerome. 1968-69—Parma.

Number of state team titles—Bishop Kelly 17 overall, Parma 13, Community School 7, Jerome 6, Wood River 4, Payette 2, Homedale 2, Gooding 1, Vallivue 1, Fruitland 1.

This was Community School's 28th year fielding a team, and 27th to state.

State titlists (20—12 S, 8 D):

2008—Cody Curran and Marin Shepardson GD.

2006—Wes Flanigan and Christian Cairncross BD.

2006—Max Sabel and Jessie Curran MD.

2005—Tyler Martin BS.

2005—Devon Bunce and Mandy Alexander GD.

2005—Wes Flanigan and Christian Cairncross BD.

2004—Tyler Martin BS.

2004—Luke Fostvedt and Mandy Alexander MD.

2003—Joel Evans BS.

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002—Lauren Drew GS.

2001, 2002—Ryan Drew BS.

2002—Joel Evans and Luke Fostvedt BD.

1997—Chancey Martin BS. 1992—Amy Stuhlberg and Adam Saphier MD.

1986—Tory Thornton GS. 1985—John Jacoby BS.

Boys singles (12 players)

Final results

1—Austin Winegar (Weiser senior)

2—Tim Kanellitsas (Community School junior)

3—Bryce Nattress (Fruitland sophomore)

4—Tanner Lair (Homedale senior—state champ BS 2010)

Summary: CS 5-3 match record, 20 points BS

Championship—Austin Winegar (Weiser senior) 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Tim Kanellitsas (Community School junior)

Third place—Bryce Nattress (Fruitland sophomore) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 over Tanner Lair (Homedale senior—state champ BS 2010)

Local players

Tim Kanellitsas (CS junior, 2-1)


Won 6-4, 6-0 over Leo Brito (Payette senior)

Won 6-2, 6-3 over Bryce Nattress (Fruitland sophomore)

Lost 6-3, 7-6 (2) to Austin Winegar (Weiser senior)—championship

Zach Lindahl (CS sophomore, 3-2)

Won 6-0, 6-2 over Jay Brewer (CDA Charter senior)

Lost 6-0, 6-2 to Austin Winegar (Weiser senior)

Won 7-6, 6-0 over Mitch Ketron (CDA Charter senior)

Won 6-4, 6-3 over Nick Stotzem (Grangeville senior)

Lost 6-2, 6-1 to Bryce Nattress (Fruitland sophomore)

Girls singles (12 players)

Final results

1—Shae Duren (Weiser senior, 1st place 2010 GS, 2nd place 2008-09 GS)

2—Emily Tesnohlidek (Fruitland junior, 3rd place GS 2010)

3—Landri Timmons (Parma sophomore, 4th place GS 2010)

4—Kaelyn Flaherty (Parma freshman)

Summary: CS 1-4 match record, 4 points GS

Championship—Shae Duren (Weiser senior) 6-4, 6-1 over Emily Tesnohlidek (Fruitland junior)

Third place—Landri Timmons (Parma sophomore) 6-0, 6-0 over Kaelyn Flaherty (Parma freshman)

Local players

Emma Wilander (CS senior, 0-2)


Lost 6-0, 6-1 to Landri Timmons (Parma sophomore)

Lost 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to Carly Grant (Sugar-Salem senior)

Chloe Chrysikopoulos (CS freshman, 1-2)

Lost 6-3, 6-4 to Kaelyn Flaherty (Parma freshman)


Won 6-2, 6-1 over Rebecca Winzer (CDA Charter senior)

Lost 3-0 retired to Carly Grant (Sugar-Salem senior)

Boys doubles (12 teams)

Final results

1—Chance Velie-Kyler Beck (Parma junior-sophomore)

2—Spencer Richardson-Matt Child (Weiser seniors, 2nd BD 2010)

3—Tanner Nielsen-Trevor Nielsen (Parma senior-freshman)

4—Stillman Berkly-Nate Nesbitt (Clark Fork junior-senior)

Summary: CS 1-4 match record, 4 points BD

Championship—Chance Velie-Kyler Beck (Parma junior-sophomore) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 over

Spencer Richardson-Matt Child (Weiser seniors)

Third place—Tanner Nielsen-Trevor Nielsen (Parma senior-freshman) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 over Stillman Berkly-Nate Nesbitt (Clark Fork junior-senior)

Local players

Colin Waycott-Gray Riedinger (CS juniors, 1-2)


Lost 6-1, 6-3 to Spencer Richardson-Matt Child (Weiser seniors)

Won 6-3, 7-6 (6) over Taylor Adler-Nick Wright (CS freshmen)

Lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Stillman Berkly-Nate Nesbitt (Clark Fork junior-seior)

Taylor Adler-Nick Wright (CS freshmen, 0-2)

Lost 6-1, 6-1 to Connor Heersink-Joel Van Patten (Fruitland sophomore-freshman)


Lost 6-3, 7-6 (6) to Colin Waycott-Gray Riedinger (CS juniors)

Girls doubles (12 teams)

Final results

1—Jami Farmer-Sadie Stutzman (Fruitland senior-sophomore)

2—Riley Brixey-Brittney Sorrell (Parma juniors)

3—Hannah Farmer-Abby Tesnohlidek (Fruitland sophomore-freshman)

4—Amanda Chaney-Erica Nichols (Parma seniors)

Summary: CS 1-4 match record, 4 points GD

Championship—Jami Farmer-Sadie Stutzman (Fruitland senior-sophomore) 6-0, 6-1 over

Riley Brixey-Brittney Sorrell (Parma juniors)

Third place—Hannah Farmer-Abby Tesnohlidek (Fruitland sophomore-freshman) 6-0, 7-6 (3) over Amanda Chaney-Erica Nichols (Parma seniors)

Local players

Morgan Atkinson-Gabi Perenchio (CS juniors, 0-2)


Lost 6-2, 6-1 to Riley Brixey-Brittney Sorrell (Parma juniors)

Lost 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Paige Riedinger-Taylor Figge (CS sophomores)

Paige Riedinger-Taylor Figge (CS sophomores, 1-2)

Lost 6-2, 6-2 to Tanna Pettet-Erin Tolman (Weiser seniors)


Won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) over Morgan Atkinson-Gabi Perenchio (CS juniors)

Lost 6-1, 6-2 to Tylee Coons-Jade Gutzman (Clearwater Valley juniors)

Mixed doubles (12 teams)

Final results

1—Chris Fields-Lauren Farmer (Fruitland seniors)

2—Matt Bake-Kaley King (Payette sophomore-junior)

3—Kirk Rohrbacher-Melanie Loya (Parma junior-senior)

4—Nick Garner-Karli Farmer (Fruitland seniors)

Summary: CS 1-2 match record, 3 points MD

Championship—Chris Fields-Lauren Farmer (Fruitland seniors) 6-2, 6-3 over Matt Bake-Kaley King (Payette sophomore-junior)

Third place—Kirk Rohrbacher-Melanie Loya (Parma junior-senior) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 over Nick Garner-Karli Farmer (Fruitland seniors)

Local players

Reed Roudabush-Chloe Francois (CS freshmen, 1-2)


Lost 6-2, 6-0 to Matt Bake-Kaley King (Payette sophomore-junior)

Won 6-3, 6-4 over Alan Blankenship-Lyndsey Keibert (Clark Fork sophomore-freshman)

Lost 7-6 (10), 6-2 to Drew Brint-Alicia Lothspeich (Grangeville seniors)

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