Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cutthroat tennis sends 16 to state tennis

District champions again at Sun Valley

Express Staff Writer

Community School freshman Willis Sanchez-duPont won the district boys’ singles title Friday at Sun Valley Tennis Club. Photo by Willy Cook

     The Community School Cutthroats are headed back to the State 3A tennis tourney Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 in Caldwell with a head of steam and plenty of contestants.

     Coach Peter Samway’s Cutthroats qualified 16 of its 18 players for state competition during Friday’s 3A District 4/5/6 tournament for three schools and 53 players at Sun Valley Tennis Club.

     On a sunny and warm afternoon, the Cutthroats swept boys’ and girls’ singles and added a girls’ doubles victory to earn three of the five gold medals achieved in Friday’s one-day tournament.

     Those players who placed first, second or third in their classes earned trips to the Idaho High School Activities Association State 3A meet Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 at Vallivue High in Caldwell.

     Winning the Sun Valley independent school’s 15th district championship in 16 years, and ninth straight, the Cutthroats had 154 points for the day—84 in singles and 70 in doubles.

     The Cutthroats defeated second-place Gooding 73-44 in boys’ totals and beat Gooding 81-33 in the girls’ team total. Overall team points were Community School 154, Gooding 77 and Sugar-Salem 19.

     Samway’s team qualified 16 for state competition, Gooding six and Sugar-Salem two.

     Winning boys’ singles was Community School sophomore Willis Sanchez-duPont 6-3, 7-5 over his sophomore teammate George Everitt. In third place, also making state, was Cutthroat soph Trenor Gould.

     Cutthroat freshman Olivia Ott took the girls’ singles title 6-1, 7-5 over her freshman teammate Hannah Conn. In third place was Cutthroat freshman Blair Baker.

     Juniors Erin Hennessy and Jolie Blair of the Community School won the girls’ doubles championship 6-1, 6-0 over soph teammates Marleigh Poulson and Isabelle Caraluzzi.

     Also earning state berths were second-place Cutthroat boys’ doubles finishers Doug DuFur and Daniel DuFur, third-place Ethan Kjesbo and Reed Roudabush, and third-place mixed doubles placers Nick Wright and Hannah Dies.

     Sending players to state for the 29th year, the Community School enters the two-day state meet as the reigning State 3A boys’ champions, having beaten Parma 62.5 to 45.5 last May for the eighth state team title in Sun Valley annals.

     No State 3A champions in the five classes are returning this year, but Parma will be licking at its chops to regain a team trophy—especially since the Cutthroats and Fruitland’s girls kept Parma from carrying home a team trophy last May for the first time since 2006.

     At last weekend’s 3rd District tournament, the Parma boys defeated Fruitland 72-53, and the Parma girls beat Fruitland 71-65 in girls’ standings.


2013 4th/5th District 3A tennis tourney


May 10, 2013 at Sun Valley Tennis Club



53 players


Final team standings

1—CommunitySchool 154 points—15th district title in 16 years, 9th straight

2—Gooding ……………..77 points (18 points singles, 59 doubles)

3—Sugar-Salem ……….19 points  (1 point singles, 18 doubles)



Breakdown by boys and girls


1—Community School 73

2—Gooding 44

3—Sugar-Salem 9


1—Community School 81

2—Gooding 33

3—Sugar-Salem 10


Points by singles/doubles

               CommunitySchool (28-10 all matches)—84 points singles (17-4), 70 points doubles (11-6)


Points by category—

CSch      (164)       42 BS     42 GS     24 BD     32 GD    14 MD…   154


Good     (77)          9 BS       9 GS     28 BD     17 GD    14 MD..      77


Sugar-Salem (19)               0 BS       1 GS         0 BD       0 GD    18 MD..      19



On to state (three in each category):

CommunitySchool(18 entrants)—16 to state (6 S, 10 D)


Gooding (18 entrants)—6 to state (0 S, 6 D)


Sugar-Salem (17 entrants)—2 to state (0 S, 2 D)



Fourth District 3A/Class B team championships:


Community School (17)—2013, 2012, 2011,2010, 2009,2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003,2002,2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1989, 1987


WoodRiver (13)—2004,1993-96, 1990, 1988, 1982, 1976-80


Gooding (1)—1981




Boys singles (8 players)


Final results (top 3 to state)

1—Willis Sanchez-duPont (CS sophomore)

2—George Everitt (CS sophomore, 3rd BS 2012)

3—Trenor Gould (CS sophomore)

4—Marcio Rodriquez (Gooding)


Championship—Willis Sanchez-duPont (CS sophomore) 6-3, 7-5 over George Everitt (CS sophomore)

Third place—Trenor Gould (CS sophomore) 6-0, 6-0 over Marcio Rodriquez (Gooding)


Community School players


Willis Sanchez-duPont (3-0, sophomore)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Eric Romero (Gooding)

Won 6-0, 6-1 over Marcio Rodriquez (Gooding)

Won 6-3, 7-5 over George Everitt (CS sophomore)—championship


George Everitt (2-1, sophomore)

Won 6-1, 6-0 over Will Bui (Gooding)

Won 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 over Trenor Gould (CS sophomore)

Lost 6-3, 7-5 to Willis Sanchez-duPont (CS sophomore)—championship


Trenor Gould (3-1, sophomore)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Teegan Shirley (Sugar-Salem)

Lost 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 to George Everitt (CS sophomore)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Eric Romero (Gooding)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Marcio Rodriquez (Gooding)—3rd-place match




Girls singles (9 players)


Final results (top 3 to state)

1—Olivia Ott (CS freshman)

2—Hannah Conn (CS freshman)

3—Blair Baker (CS freshman)

4—Taylor Phillips (Gooding)


Championship—Olivia Ott (CS freshman) 6-1, 7-5 over Hannah Conn (CS freshman)

Third place—Blair Baker (CS freshman) 6-2, 6-4 over Taylor Phillips (Gooding)


Community School players


Olivia Ott (3-0, freshman)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Breeann Gardner (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-2, 6-1 over Blair Baker (CS freshman)

Won 6-1, 7-5 over Hannah Conn (CS freshman)—championship


Hannah Conn (3-1, freshman)

Won 6-1, 6-0 over Kallie Schadwick (Gooding)

Won 6-1, 6-1 over BaLei Wright (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-1, 6-4 over Taylor Phillips (Gooding)

Lost 6-1, 7-5 to Olivia Ott (CS freshman)--championship


Blair Baker (3-1, freshman)

Won 6-0, 6-1 over Gabby Jackobson (Gooding)

Lost 6-2, 6-1 to Olivia Ott (CS freshman)

Won 6-2, 6-2 over McKay Owens (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-2, 6-4 over Taylor Phillips (Gooding)—3rd-place match




Boys doubles (6 teams)


Final results (top 3 to state)

1—Rico Mendez-Angel Garcia (Gooding seniors)

2—Doug DuFur-Daniel DuFur (CS junior, freshman)

3—Ethan Kjesbo-Reed Roudabush (CS juniors)

4—Alex Leija-Chase Ogle (Gooding)



Championship—Rico Mendez-Angel Garcia (Gooding) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 over Doug DuFur-Daniel DuFur (CS junior, freshman)

Third place—Ethan Kjesbo-Reed Roudabush (CS juniors) 6-1, 6-0 over Alex Leija-Chase Ogle (Gooding)


Community School teams


Doug DuFur-Daniel DuFur (1-1, junior, freshman)


Won 6-1, 6-4 over Alex Leija-Chase Ogle (Gooding)

Lost 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to Rico Mendez-Angel Garcia (Gooding)—championship


Ethan Kjesbo-Reed Roudabush (3-1, juniors)

Won 6-0, 6-0 over Cayden Dodson-Isaac Dunn (Sugar-Salem)

Lost 6-3, 6-4 to Rico Mendez-Angel Garcia (Gooding)

Won 6-1, 6-0 over Tony Virgin-Gage Nelson (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-1, 6-0 over Alex Leija-Chase Ogle (Gooding)—3rd-place match




Girls doubles (6 teams)


Final results (top 3 to state)

1—Erin Hennessy-Jolie Blair (CS juniors)

2—Marleigh Poulson-Isabelle Caraluzzi (CS sophomores)

3—Joanna Jensen-Liz Dohren (Gooding junior, sophomore)

4—Taylor Anthony-Marium Ramirez (Gooding)



Championship—Erin Hennessy-Jolie Blair (CS juniors) 6-1, 6-0 over Marleigh Poulson-Isabelle Caraluzzi (CS sophomores)

Third place—Joanna Jensen-Liz Dohren (Gooding) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 over Taylor Anthony-Marium Ramirez (Gooding)


Community School teams


Erin Hennessy-Jolie Blair (2-0, juniors)

Won 6-2, 6-2 over Joanna Jensen-Liz Dohren (Gooding)

Won 6-1, 6-0 over Marleigh Poulson-Isabelle Caraluzzi (CS sophomores)—championship


Marleigh Poulson-Isabelle Caraluzzi (1-1, sophomores)

Won 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 over Taylor Anthony-Marium Ramirez (Gooding)

Lost 6-1, 6-0 to Erin Hennessy-Jolie Blair (CS juniors)—championship




Mixed doubles (6 teams)


Final results (top 3 to state)

1—Landan Weber-Felecia Nelson (Sugar-Salem juniors)

2—Jesse Cardenas-Miranda Sabala (Gooding junior, sophomore)

3—Nick Wright-Hannah Dies (CS juniors)

4—Patrick Riedinger-Paige Riedinger (CS sophomore, senior)


Championship—Trenor Gould-Chloe Chrysikopoulos (CS freshman, sophomore) 6-1, 7-6 over Eric Runkel-Morgan Jones (CS seniors)

Third place—Landon Hymus-Josie Larsen (Sugar-Salem) 6-1, 6-2 over Roberto Samora-Danielle Mendez (Gooding)


Community School teams


Nick Wright-Hannah Dies (2-1, juniors)

Lost 7-6 (4), 7-5 to Landan Weber-Felecia Nelson (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-0, 6-3 over Matt King-Kendra Miller (Sugar-Salem)

Won 6-4, 6-3 over Patrick Riedinger-Paige Riedinger (CS sophomore, senior)—3rd-place match


Patrick Riedinger-Paige Reidinger (2-2, sophomore, senior)

Won 6-2, 6-0 over Matt King-Kendra Miller (Sugar-Salem)

Lost 6-4, 6-2 to Jesse Cardenas-Miranda Sabala (Gooding)

Won over Kevin Arkoosh-Lindsay Nelson (Gooding)

Lost 6-4, 6-3 to Nick Wright-Hannah Dies (CS juniors)—3rd-place match




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