4-30 & 5-3-11 Tennis
Matt Robinson and Maghara DePaoli are leading the Chelan Tennis team in singles play. Both are hoping to qualify for the State Tournament at the end of this season.
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Chelan tennis team shaping up for post season play
By Richard Uhlhorn
“Our lineup for the post-season has begun to shape-up,” said Coach Marty Rothlisberger. “Our singles players are getting better and better with their strategies, and our doubles teams are starting to gel.”
Over the past week Chelan has faced both Okanogan and Cascade with some great results.
On the singles side, Matt Robinson and Maghara DePaoli have both been winning their matches. This is Robinson’s first year playing tennis and his innate ability to pick up the game so quickly is a testament to his athleticism.
DePaoli is also having a great deal of success late this season. “I’m hoping to make it to the state tournament this year,” she said at the Okanogan game. Her style is aggressive and she’s hitting the ball hard which is one of the attributes Coach Rothlisberger looks for in his players.
Boys: Cascade 3, Chelan 2
#1 Singles: Matt Robinson (Ch) def Skyler Elser 6-3, 6-0
#2 Singles: Jaden Smiley (Ch) def Dylan Petterson 6-1, 6-4
#3 Singles: Robin Dittrich (Casc) def Forest Brown 6-4, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Alex Steele-Sam Fields (Casc) def Dylan Sloan-Misael Arechiga 6-1, 6-1
#2 Doubles: Daniel Smoots-Max Pickel (Casc) def Jorge Maldonado-Kailen Swensen 6-1, 6-3
Girls: Chelan 4, Cascade 1
#1 Singles: Maghara DePaoli (Ch) def Noelle Parton 6-3, 6-1
#2 Singles: Heather Poppie (Ch) def Emma Eastep 6-0, 6-2
#3 Singles: Emma Palumbo (Ch) def Jasmine Burt 6-3, 6-3
#1 Doubles: Tori Smith-Emily Vincent (Casc) def Megan Robinson-Livi Plew 6-0, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Clancy Courtney-McKenna Hawkins (Ch) def Autumn Willms-Alex Fletcher 6-0, 6-1
On April 30, the team hosted the Okanogan Bulldogs at Lake Chelan Shores and came away with a convincing win over the Bulldogs.
Boys: Chelan 5, Okanogan
#1 Singles: Matt Robinson def Jordan Hertlein 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles: Jaden Smiley def Thomas Lommasson 6-1, 6-0
#3 Singles: Forest Brown def Ian Patrick 6-0, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Dylan Sloan-Misael Arechiga def Mike Ellsworth-Chris Dearden 6-0, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Jorge Maldonado-Kailen Swensen def Austin Wood-Robby Patrick 6-0, 6-2
Girls: Chelan 5, Okanogan 0
#1 Singles: Maghara DePaoli def Kendra Foth 6-0, 6-1
#2 Singles: Heather Poppie def Evva Burts 6-1, 6-0
#3 Singles: Emma Palumbo def Jazmin Salgado 6-4, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Megan Robinson-Livi Plew def Lis Rodriguez-Zoe Cheeseman 6-2, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Clancy Courtney-McKenna Hawkins def Justine Spencer-Leanne Clark 6-0, 6-0