Maghara DePaoli is playing some very good tennis as a junior. She matched up very well against Cashmere’s Stephanie O’Bryan in a close loss 7-5, 6-4.
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Chelan tennis loses match to Bulldogs
by Richard Uhlhorn with report from Coach Marty Rothlisberger
Chelan hosted the Cashmere Bulldogs on Saturday, April 16, and strugged to win several close matches. “There were seven very even pairings which could have gone either way,” said Coach Rothlisberger. “We won only two of them, however, we have to remind ourselves that we didn’t have a single senior varsity player on the court today. I think we are still learning how to win… how to polish off a point… and how to close out a match.”
Cashmere 5, Chelan 0
#1 Singles: Elliot McCloud def Matt Robinson 6-2, 6-3
#2 Singles: Warren Robertson def Jaden Smiley 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
#3 Singles: Brian Norwood def Dillon Morrison 6-0, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Adam Ross-Nathan Sites def Misael Arechiga-Dylan Sloan 6-7(6-8), 6-1, 6-2
#2 Doubles: Dawson Taylor-James Weaver def James Blixt-Matt Barnes 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
“The boys went to overtime (a third set) in 3 of their 5 matches, but lost all three of them. On the bright side, we were missing nearly half of our varsity. With a full squad, a very different outcome would have been likely.”
Cashmere 3, Chelan 2
#1 Singles: Stephanie O'Bryan (Cash) def Maghara DePaoli 7-5, 6-4
#2 Singles: Mikela Kowatsch (Cash) def Clancy Courtney 6-0, 6-2
#3 Singles: Heather Poppie (Ch) def Rachel Tucker 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 6-1
#1 Doubles: Joslin Odle-Tasha Kowatsch (Cash) def Megan Robinson-Livi Plew 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
#2 Doubles: McKenna Hawkins-Emma Palumbo (Ch) def Sammy O'Bryan-Molly Kenoyer 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
This was another tough loss for the Chelan girls team. The girls were only a handful of points from winning this match 4-1.”
JV wins: Mari Munez-Mandy Robison and Hannah Hunter-Kaylie Kronbauer
On Thursday Chelan traveled to Tonasket where the weather was certainly not tennis weather. It was cold and drizzly, not fun for anyone. The boys lost their match 3-1 (See the coaches comments behind the boys scores.
Tonasket 3, Chelan 1
#1 Singles: Lee Leavell (T) def Matt Robinson 6-0, 6-1 <senior Leavell has competed at the state tournament the last two years in a row>
#2 Singles: Brett Hendrick (T) def Misael Arechiga 6-0, 6-0 <senior Hendrick placed 6th at state last year>
#3 Singles: Anthony Verhasselt (T) def Kailen Swensen 6-4, 6-2
#1 Doubles: Dylan Sloan-Jaden Smiley (C) def Aaron Bharucha-Russell Perry 6-3, 6-1
#2 Doubles: Forest Brown-Jorge Maldonado (C) vs Trevor Terris-Brian Hendrick (T) was halted due to rain 6-3, 2-6, 3-5
“Tonasket's boys team has the top two singles players in the CTL, but our boys held their own,” said Coach Rothlisberger.
The girls team won their match against theTigers 4-1.
Chelan 4, Tonasket 1
#1 Singles: Megan Beyers (T) def Megan Robinson 7-6(7-3), 6-1
#2 Singles: Livi Plew (C) def Grace Maldonado 6-4, 6-1
#3 Singles: Mari Nunez (C) def Claire Thornton 6-3, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Maghara DePaoli-Clancy Courtney (C) def Michelle Timmerman-Cayla Monroe 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
#2 Doubles: McKeanna Hawkins-Emma Palumbo (C) def Emily Schell-Stephanie Chua 6-0, 6-0
“This was a good win for the girls.The weather conditions were difficult to play in, and they adapted well.”
Chelan hosts Tonasket on Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lake Chelan Shores facility.