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By David Martin
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High school tennis teams see mixed results in Casper

 

September 2, 2021

David Martin

Gabrielle Heiser returns a serve Thursday during action against Rock Springs High School. Both boys and girls teams defeated the Tigers Thursday and at a rematch in Rock Springs Tuesday.

Green River High School's tennis program had some highs and lows last week, defeating Rock Springs at home before taking on Natrona County and Kelly Walsh in the same day Aug. 27.

"It was a long day for us, we didn't get home until midnight," head coach Phil Harder said.

Against Rock Springs, the teams sent the Tigers back home with a loss. The boys were able to sweep their matches while the girls only lost the No. 3 doubles contest. The matches against Natrona County told a similar story, with the boys sweeping the Mustangs while the Lady Wolves only took losses in No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles.

That all changed when the Green River squads took on Kelly Walsh. The boys team from Kelly Walsh are the defending state champions while the girls were the runners up to Cheyenne Central's state championship team.

"They're probably the best team in the state - boys and girls both," Harder said.

Both tennis teams were winless against the Kelly Walsh players.

Despite struggles against a very strong group of players, Harder said the players are doing well and continue to improve. This week, he and the coaching staff are focusing on volleys and returning the serve. Harder said everything they're working on right now is towards securing great seeding at Regionals.

Green River took on Rock Springs a second time Tuesday at RSHS, defeating the Tigers a second time.

The team will travel to Rawlins Friday and Laramie Saturday for more competition.

Tennis Results

Rock Springs at Green River Aug. 26

Boys (GRHS in bold)

Singles 1: Braxton Cordova over Khristian Sanrez: 6-0, 6-2

Singles 2: Korbin Arnell over Shiva Yeshlur: 6-0, 6-0

Doubles 1: Zach Friel and Taylon Tirrell over Jaxon Smith and Tegan Conover: 6-0, 6-1

Doubles 2: Jake Findlow and Jacob Wendel over Zak Fox and Cameron Ribordy: 6-3, 6-2

Doubles 3: Shawn Arellano and David Ross over Brayden Davies and Landon Atkinson: 6-0, 6-1

Girls

Singles 1: Gabrielle Heiser over Isabella Rodriguez: 6-1, 6-0

Singles 2: Megan Counts over Karlie Nandrup: 6-1, 6-2

Doubles 1: Alicia Harrison and Kiley Strange over Abby James and Jayci Palinek: 6-1, 6-0

Doubles 2: Ali Brown and Brianna Strauss over Megan Hollingshead and Timi Hamblin: 6-0, 6-2

Doubles 3: Sabrina Bush and Ellie Aldredge over Lillian Travis and Hannah Skinner: 6-2, 6-3

Green River at Natrona County Aug. 27

Boys

Singles 1: Cordova over Micah Bush: 6-2, 6-2

Singles 2: Arnell over Titus Timbers: 6-0, 6-0

Doubles 1: Friel and Tirrell over Alek Stevens and Sam True: 6-1, 6-2

Doubles 2: Findlow and Wendel over Seb Wilson and Jeromiah Taylor: 6-2, 6-0

Doubles 3: Arellano and Ross over Hudson Santisteva and Josiah Blom: 6-0, 6-0

Girls

Singles 1: Heiser over Elena Galles: 6-3, 6-0

Singles 2: Counts over Avery Olson: 6-0, 6-0

Doubles 1: Harrison and Strange over Kayelynn Campbell and Sidney Hulbunt: 6-2, 6-4

Doubles 2: Asia Limmer and Ilianna Tavleclea over Strauss and Brown: 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles 3: Linn Warulin and Brooklynn Colling over Travis and Kay Schuh: 6-2, 6-2

Green River at Kelly Walsh Aug. 27

Boys

Singles 1: Austin Putnam over Cordova: 6-4, 6-0

Singles 2: Jackson Catchpole over Arnell: 6-3, 6-1

Doubles 1: Parker Phillips and Drew Rasmussen over Friel and Tirrell: 6-3, 7-5

Doubles 2: Alex Yakel and Owen Putnam over Wendel and Findlow: 6-4, 6-3

Doubles 3: Treydon Ward and Isaac Mamot over Arellano and Ross: 6-1, 6-4

Girls

Singles 1: Finley Klinger over Heiser: 6-0, 6-0

Singles 2: Gabby Blumberg over Counts: 6-2, 6-2

Doubles 1: Avery Strand and Taylor Nokes over Harrison and Strange: 6-2, 7-6 (6-4)

Doubles 2: Harper Klinger and Zella Catchpole over Strauss and Brown: 6-0, 6-3

Doubles 3: Bailey Collins and Malan Wilson over Travis and Schuh: 6-0, 6-1

 

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