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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Girls tennis sweeps White Swan and Zillah before hosting Naches Thursday

 

John Longfellow

Ashley Bartkowski returns the ball against La Salle on April 23 in Goldendale.

Led by a three-set win from first doubles Talia Johnson and Kelli Bighorn, the Goldendale girls put away the Zillah Leopards on the road on Tuesday as all five matches on the girls side went to Goldendale.

Johnson and Bighorn, who lost to Zillah's top doubles group of Abbie Meyers and Makilie Hemendez in three sets back on March 26 in Goldendale, bounced back Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-8, 6-4, win.

Goldendale's second and third doubles teams also won convincingly in straight sets. Halie Allen and Kristin Bighorn, at second doubles, took the match 6-1, 6-0, while third doubles of Ashley Bartkowski and Isabell Nadler-Casimiro took both sets 6-1.

Kylee Beam and Leslie Smith, at first and second singles respectively, both won by forfeit.

The boys however, had a tougher time with the Leopards. They fell four games to one, as Jeremiah Ricks and Avery Christensen won their third doubles match by forfeit. John Hanna and Alden Bothamley both fell in two sets in their first and second singles matches while first doubles of William Finn and Hayden Lorton and second doubles of Mark Blunt and Cody Farmer also lost in straight sets.

White Swan

The Timberwolves were on the court for their second match in as many days last Tuesday in White Swan where they had little trouble with the Cougars. The boys and girls followed Monday's win over La Salle cruised to 5-0 wins as both beat the Cougars as a team for the second time this season.

The girls won all five matches without dropping a set while the boys also took all five matches, including a three-set win from first doubles of Finn and Lorton.

In the first meeting with the Cougars at home on April 9, Finn and Lorton dropped a tough three-set match in which they won the first and dropped the next two sets. Last Tuesday, the boys top doubles duo lost the first set 5-7, but rebounded to take the next two sets 6-4 and 7-2.

Hanna held on for a 7-5 win in his first set of the first singles match and won the second 6-1 while second singles Bothamley also won (6-0, 6-1) in two sets. Second doubles Farmer and Blunt played one pro set and won easily 8-0, while third doubles of Ricks and Christensen won for the second match in a row by forfeit.

Beam and Alyssa Simmons both won in straight sets in their first and second singles matches respectively, while all three girls doubles won handily as well.

Johnson and Kelli Bighorn won 6-0, 6-2 in their first singles match, Kristin Bighorn and Allen took a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the second doubles match, and Tayler Wells and Nadler-Casimiro won an 8-2 pro set in the third doubles match.

Goldendale is back in action Thursday when the Naches Rangers come to town. Naches is the only team who has beaten Goldendale's girls. In the first meeting on April 10, Naches won three matches to Goldendale's two.

 

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