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By Andrew Christiansen

Cano and Ricks go 3-0 on the week


Andrew Christiansen

EYE ON THE BALL: Brian Ward returns a shot in a doubles match against Cle Elum-Roslyn in last week's action.

It is about that time of year when tennis coaches do a little mixing and matching to test the strengths of their teams, and so it is with Goldendale where Coach Channon Bighorn made some changes for the Zillah and Ki-Be matches held in Goldendale on Saturday. Being short-handed, no doubt forced the coach's hand, but one thing has remained the same, Ignacio Cano and Spencer Ricks are the number one doubles and they have begun to position themselves as District contenders, winning three matches during the week.

Cano and Ricks started the week with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win over Cle Elum-Roslyn's Zay Neville and Austin Still. It would be the only win for the boys who lost 3-1 to the Warriors with Jairus Christensen going down in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and the pair of Tim Hanna and Brian Ward falling 6-4. 6-2. The third win for Cle Elum-Roslyn was via doubles forfeit.

Cano and Ricks had to work a little harder on Saturday, providing a win over Zillah's Payton Whitaker and Leonel Wessilius 6-2, 6-0 and they prevailed for a 6-2, 6-3 win over the Ki-Be doubles team of Isaias Salmeron and James Showman.

Christenson wore out Jose Ponti for a 7-5 win in their first set and rolled to a 6-0 win for the match to give Goldendale's boys a 2-2 tie with the Leopards. Zillah's wins came in a singles victory by Ryon Anderson over Brian Ward 6-1, 6-0 and via forfeit in doubles.

Ki-Be won 4-1 over the Timberwolves with wins over Christensen and Hanna in singles and two forfeit wins in doubles over the short-handed Wolves.

The Lady Timberwolves started the week with a 3-2 loss to Cle Elum-Roslyn and a 5-0 thumping by Zillah. But they also handed Ki-Be a loss with wins by Kuljira Kanchana and the new team of Hanna Hoffman and Talia Johnson. Hoffman and Johnson couldn't quite get over the hump against Zillah, losing 6-4, 6-4. But, the duo was dominant against the Ki-Be pair, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Yadeshi Burmbein and Danny Campo. Kanchana had her second win of the week, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 over the Bears' Zoe Brucell. The third win for the Lady Wolves was a forfeit victory by Faith Stelter and Kylee Beam for the 3-1 match.

Against Cle Elum-Roslyn, Kanchana got the better of Brooklyn Simmons 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 and Hoffman got the other win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Zuley Perez. The pair of Beam and Johnson lost 6-2, 6-1; Stelter and Hailie Allen lost two 6-1 sets; the sisters team of Alyssa and Faith Simmons were downed by Hattie Ritter and Liz Jones 6-3, 6-2.

Goldendale traveled to La Salle on Tuesday. They will host Granger, this Saturday at 11 a.m.


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