Matt Robison has never played high school tennis, but is the No. 1 seed for Chelan’s singles team.
Cashmere defeats Chelan in non-league tennis action
By Richard Uhlhorn
In the first of three matches against the Cashmere Bulldogs, Chelan was “out-experienced” but not “out-hustled” by the Cashmere team.
“There are a couple of individual players on the Cashmere boy’s team that have more varsity experience than our entire team combined,” said Coach Marty Rothlisberger. The Lady Bulldogs are equally blessed with varsity experience.
I was very pleased and impressed with how well our new varsity athletes played,” Rothlisberger said. The Chelan girls were missing 3 of its top 4 varsity girls on the ladder and yet the JV girls were able to step up and almost pull out a win over the Cashmere girls.
The girls that were missing were off playing Club Volleyball in Wenatchee. When asked about how Club Volleyball might affect the team, Rothlisberger stated that it wouldn’t. “They only have two conflicting dates and I’m not going to worry about that.”
On the boys side, Matt Robinson playing in the number one singles slot was out-played by Elliot McCloud, a state player last year from Cashmere. This is Matt’s first year playing high school tennis. “I wasn’t having any fun playing baseball last year, so I thought I would try this,” said Robinson. “I’m having fun.” He’s also looking pretty good too having picked up the basics of playing against his parents over the years. His mom, Lisa is an assistant coach to Rothlisberger and was a state champion in high school.
“We look forward to playing Cashmere again with our full squad on the court, and with a little more experience under our belt so that we can make better match decisions,” stated Rothlisberger.
Boys: Cashmere 5, Chelan 0
#1 Singles: Elliot McCloud def Matt Robinson 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles: Warren Robertson def Dylan Sloan 6-1, 6-0
#3 Singles: Brian Norwood def Jaden Smiley 6-2, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Nathan Sites-Adam Koss def Misael Arechiga-Jorge Maldonado 7-6,6-1
#2 Doubles: Dawson Taylor-James Weaver def Dillon Morrison-Matt Barnes 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Girls: Cashmere 3, Chelan 2
#1 Singles: Stephanie O'Bryan (Cash) def Megan Robinson 6-2, 6-0
#2 Singles: Mikela Kowatsch (Cash) def Emma Palumbo 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
#3 Singles: McKenna Hawkins (Ch) def Molly Kenoyen 7-6, 2-6, 7-5
#1 Doubles: Joslin Odle-Tasha Kowatsch (Cash) def Mari Nunez-Heather Poppie 6-4, 6-1
#2 Doubles: Andrea Rainey-Mandy Robison (Ch) def Kayla Dosh-Sammy O'Bryan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
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