Friday, April 18, 2014

WRHS tennis makes most of full team

Takes care of Minico 9-3

Danny Graves winds up with a return during Tuesday’s home dual meet with Minico on the Hailey courts. Photo by Roland Lane

     On a breezy Tuesday in Hailey, the Wood River High School tennis team polished off Minico’s Spartans 9-3 in a Great Basin Conference dual meet

     Wood River coach Carlos Meza said, “For the second time this season, the Wolverines fielded a full team and the difference this made for the strength of the team was reflected in the final score.”

     The Hailey girls beat Minico 4-2 and the Wolverine boys took care of Minico 5-1, which accounted for the 9-3 final.

     Meza said, “Our lineup featured several solid number one position players.”

     Indeed, Wood River won four of its No. 1 matches in straight sets, yielding only five of 53 games played in those clashes.

     No. 1 doubles winners were Samantha Taylor and Alex Taylor in the girls, Andrew Pearson and Haley Cutler in mixed, and Stephen Pfeiffer-Andrew Graves in boys. No. 1 boys’ singles Danny Graves came out on top 6-0, 6-1.

     Meza said, “Danny Graves continues to look very solid at No. 1 boys’ singles. He is the most consistent and strongest player among the boys and he maintains a high level of play. His focus is impressive.”

     The coach added, “The rest of the singles players did the team proud—Drew Morse and Oskar Wilander winning in No. 2-No. 3 boys, and Tate Morell and Josie Potts walking away with wins in No. 2-No. 3 girls.”

     No. 2 mixed doubles Clay Cutler and Manuela Cortina-Otero continued to improve winning 6-2, 6-2.

     Wood River goes to the Eastern Idaho Invitational Friday.

     The Community School Cutthroats return from spring trips to host Sugar-Salem and Gooding Tuesday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at Sun Valley Tennis Club, and will play Wood River in Hailey Wednesday, April 23.

     Results from the WRHS-Minico dual meet follow:


WRHS 9, Minico 3

     · Boys’ singles: 1—Danny Graves (WR) 6-0, 6-1 over William Bradford (M). 2—Drew Morse (WR) 6-4, 6-2 over Michael Vandever (M). 3—Oskar Wilander (WR) 7-6 (1), 6-1 over Derek Vega (M).

     · Girls’ singles: 1—Kayleann Hawkes (M) 7-6 (5), 6-2 over Megan Murphy (WR). 2—Tate Morell (WR) 6-1, 6-0 over Kylee Hale (M). 3—Josie Potts (WR) 6-3, 6-3 over Clariza Arteaga (M).

     · Boys’ doubles: 1—Stephen Pfeiffer-Andrew Graves (WR) 6-3, 6-1 over Dalton Robbins-Camden Chandler (M). 2—Trent Kobayashi-Bryce Batista (M) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 over Miles Remington-Brady Delgadillo (WR).

     · Girls’ doubles: 1—Alex Taylor-Sam Taylor (WR) 6-0, 6-0 over Camilla Chandler-Kaylee Williams (M). 2—Dakota Welker-Kim Van Every (M) 6-3, 6-4 over Fernanda Lagunas-Cheyanne Stopol (WR).

     · Mixed doubles: 1—Andrew Pearson-Haley Cutler (WR) 6-0, 6-0 over Brenton Kloepfer-Karen Hansen (M). 2—Clay Cutler-Manuela Cortina-Otero (WR) 6-2, 6-2 over Roarke Jones-Candace Robbins (M).

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