GoLakeChelan still has not been able to cover a tennis match. This will change on Saturday, April 19 when Chelan takes on Omak at home. Chelan’s two headliners are Tyson McGuffin (still undefeated) and Izzy Barth (5-2 record).
Chelan tennis team wins two and loses one match
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan was back at full force on Monday, April 14, after losing half of their varsity squad on Saturday, April 12 when three of their top five girls and several boys attended the State FBLA conference.
On Saturday, Chelan played Cashmere, who had a full varsity team. “We had JV players fill in and play very well,” reported Coach Marty Rothlisberger. “I’m proud of how we did considering the circumstances. We have good, hard-working kids from top to bottom.”
Boys – Cashmere 3 – Chelan 2
#1 Singles: Tyson McGuffin (Ch) def Cameron Schmidt 6-0, 6-0 #2 Singles: Cody Schmidt (Cash) def Mike Munneke 6-3, 6-1 #3 Singles: Matt Taylor (Cash) def Ian Wyant 6-0, 6-1 #1 Doubles: Daniel Dickens-Drew Awkeny (Cash) def Josiah Hunter-Corey Mouat 7-6, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Zach Kunkel-Austin Habich (Ch) def Andrew Thresher-Jose Arroyo 6-4, 6-4
On Monday, April 14, back at full strength, the tennis team traveled to Okanogan to take on the Bulldogs in league action. The boys, led by last year’s State Champion won their match 5-0.
On the girls side, Izzy Barth lost to Kelsey Hinger 6-3, 6-4, but the girls still won their match 3-2. Houston Robinson had a gutsy come from behind win while playing with a very sore back, reported Coach Rothlisberger. “It was so sore that it was painful to walk. She's very tough, and that clinched the win for Chelan,” he said
Chelan hosted LakeRoosevelt on Monday, April 7, and won both matches.
The girls, led by Izzy Barth defeated LakeRoosevelt 4-1 and the boys led by Tyson McGuffin won their match 5-0.
Chelan @ Lake Roosevelt, Mon Apr 7 Girls: Chelan 4, LR 1 #1 Singles: Izzy Barth (Ch) def Chelsea Reyes 6-1, 6-1 <Izzy’s season record = 5-1> #2 Singles: Carmel Easley (Ch) def Jessica Stevenberg 6-0, 6-1 <Carmel’s season record = 5-2> #3 Singles: Kelli Lafferty (Ch) def Betty Nichols 6-0, 6-0 <Kelli’s season record = 4-1> #1 Doubles: Annette Ives-Moyatat Bell-Bart (LR) def Brenda Alcala-Anna Greiner-Shelton 7-5, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Shasta Smiley-Nicole Cantor (Ch) def Catherine Kerns-Audry Wimberly 6-1, 6-0
Boys: Chelan 5, LR 0 #1 Singles: Tyson McGuffin def Alex Tufts 6-0, 6-0 <Tyson’s season record = 4-0> #2 Singles: Chris Hoffman def Jirapat Payakawan 6-1, 7-5 #3 Singles: Dillon Parker def Peter Rise 6-2, 6-3 #1 Doubles: Josiah Hunter-Corey Mouat def Kevin Long-Sebastian Ramos 6-4, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Austin Habich-Zach Kunkel def Jonathon Barry-Huy Le 6-1, 6-2
Chelan will host OmakHigh School on Saturday, April 19, beginning at at the Lake ChelanShores tennis complex. Then on Tuesday, April 22, they will have home match against Cashmere with a full varsity team.