Houston Robison returns a ball. (File Photo)
Chelan girls tennis team nails fourth straight league win
by Richard Uhlhorn
The Chelan girls tennis team nailed down its fourth straight league against the Tonasket Tigers on April 28 at home.
Houston Robison continues to hit the ball hard and improve with each match. Against Tonasket, she defeated Cayla Monroe in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. The rest of the girls also played well.
Girls: Chelan 4, Tonasket 1
#1 Singles: Houston Robison (C) def Cayla Monroe 6-2, 6-2
#2 Singles: Shasta Smiley (C) def Michelle Timmerman 6-4, 6-4
#3 Singles: Rachelle Anderson (C) won by forfeit (Tonasket was not able to field a full team)
#1 Doubles: Jolynn Sullivan-Melissa Martinez (T) def Karly Sheehan-Rae Schwartz 6-4, 7-5
#2 Doubles: Maghara DePaoli-Olivia Plew (C) def Ashyln Salzman-Flora Maldonado 6-1, 6-3
The boys had a harder time against the Tigers, losing the match 4-1. Austin Habich, Chelan's number 3 singles player for the day, won his match against Vasyl Sheppal 6-0, 6-2.
Boys: Tonasket 4, Chelan 1
#1 Singles: Lee Leavell (T) def Mat Engstrom 6-1, 6-4
#2 Singles: Brett Hendricks (T) def Josiah Hunter 6-1, 6-2
#3 Singles: Austin Habich (C) def Vasyl Sheppala 6-0, 6-2
#1 Doubles: Damon Sprague-Karl Barucha (T) def Shay Mashayekh-Ian Wyant 6-0, 6-2
#2 Doubles: Chris Martini-Anthony Verhasselt (T) def Dylan Sloan-Jaden Smiley 6-3, 6-0
Emma Palumbo-Juanita Pickett won 7-5 (after being down 5-2)
On Saturday the team played in Pateros against the Brewster Bears and the girls won 3-2 in a hard fought battle.
Girls: Chelan 3, Brewster 2
#1 Singles: Brittany Webster (B) def Houston Robison 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles: Kayla Sisk (B) def Shasta Smiley 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
#3 Singles: Anna Greiner-Shelton (C) by forfeit (Brewster was not able to field a full team)
#1 Doubles: Karly Sheehan-Rae Schwartz (C) def Maria Marin-Ixia Nava 6-4, 7-5
#2 Doubles: Maghara DePaoli-Livi Plew (C) def Aubrey Hubbs-Elizabeth Sanchez 6-1, 6-3.
The boys did not play.