Matt Robinson concentrates on getting a good forehand swing on the tennis ball in his doubles debut with teammate Misael Arechiga in their win over their Tonasket rivals.
Chelan tennis v Tonasket Tigers
By Richard Uhlhorn
The weather cooperated for the tennis team on Tuesday, April 19, as the Chelan Goats hosted the Tonasket Tigers. The sunny weather made playing the game more pleasurable than it has been. The grass above the tennis courts was full of parents and fans and the courts were all full as the two teams battled it out.
The boys team switched up a bit on Tuesday with Matt Robinson teaming up with Misael Arechiga for double action. “Matt has only played singles this year. I thought I would give him a chance to play some doubles. It will give him a chance for some great volleys,” said Coach Marty Rothlisberger. Robinson-Arechiga defeated Tonasket’s Aaron Bharucha-Russell Perry 6-3, 6-0. Chelan’s Jorge Maldonado and Kailen Swensen also defeated Tonasket’s other doubles team of Trevor Terris-Brian Hendrick 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
On the singles side Dylan Sloan Jaden Smiley and Forest Brown all lost their matches.
The girls team defeated Tonasket 4-1 with Maghara DePaoli losing to Megan Beyers in a very tough match 6-7, (8-6) 6-1. MeKenna Hawkins and Emma Palumbo handily won the other two singles matches.
On the doubles side, Megan Robinson-Livi Plew defeated Michelle Timmerman-Cayla Monroe 6-2, 6-0 and the Chelan doubles team of Clancy Courtney-Claire Thornton defeated Grace Maldonado-Claire Thornton 6-1, 6-1.
Boys: Tonasket 3, Chelan 2
#1 Singles: Lee Leavell (T) def Dylan Sloan 6-0, 6-0
#2 Singles: Brett Hendrick (T) def Jaden Smiley 6-0, 6-1
#3 Singles: Anthony Verhasselt (T) def Forest Brown 6-1, 6-3
#1 Doubles: Matt Robinson-Misael Arechiga (C) def Aaron Bharucha-Russell Perry 6-3, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Jorge Maldonado-Kailen Swensen (C) def Trevor Terris-Brian Hendrick 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Girls: Chelan 4, Tonasket 1
#1 Singles: Megan Beyers (T) def Maghara DePaoli 6-7(8-6), 6-1
#2 Singles: McKenna Hawkins (C) def Michaela Newton 6-0, 6-0
#3 Singles: Emma Palumbo (C) def Stephanie Chua 6-0, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Megan Robinson-Livi Plew (C) def Michelle Timmerman-Cayla Monroe 6-2, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Clancy Courtney-Claire Thornton (C) def Grace Maldonado-Claire Thornton 6-1, 6-1