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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Vega and Cano continue to roll for Wolves


Jaryd Cline

YNAMIC DUO: Goldendale seniors Ignacio Cano, right, and Edgar Vega wait for a return shot during their No. 1 doubles match against La Salle on March 23 in Goldendale.

Sports editor

The Goldendale girls tennis team rolled over hosts Wapato in a nonleague match on Thursday, winning 4-1 while the boys No. 1 doubles team of seniors Edgar Vega and Ignacio Cano continued its strong run by picking up the Goldendale boys only win against the Wolves.

Vega and Cano once again cruised to an easy win on Thursday over Xavier Garza and Naujae Pineda, winning 6-3 6-0. Paired with their South Central Athletic Conference Tuesday victory over Zillah's Trey Delp and Beau Widner, the Goldendale pair now has won five straight doubles matches since dropping their season-opening match at Granger back on March 14.

Vega and Cano were the only Goldendale boys to pick up wins against Zillah as the team fell 3-1 while both teams didn't have a No. 3 doubles group. However, the Goldendale girls battled and clawed with the Leopards while three of the four matches went the full three sets with the Timberwolves coming out on top 3-2.

Isabell Nadler went to three sets against Megan Schafer in the girls No. 1 singles match, splitting the first two sets (6-3, 3-6) before Nadler finished on top 7-3 in the extra set. Alyssa Simmons, No. 2 singles, fell 1-6, 5-7 to Zillah's Daisy Marquez on Tuesday, but bounced back with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-0 win over Wapato's Bianca Gonzalez on Thursday. Nadler knocked off Wapato's Karina Florez (7-6, (7-2), 7-5) and finished the week winning both her matches.

On Tuesday in Zillah, Goldendale's No. 1 doubles of Kelli Bighorn and Talia Johnson were on their way to a win after taking the first set 6-4, but dropped their next two sets 5-7 and 3-6 to the Leopards' Abbie Meyers and Makilie Hernandez. However, Halie Allen and Kylee Beam, Goldendale's No. 2 doubles group, followed up the No. 1 doubles narrow defeat by earning a 6-2, 6-6, 7-4 win over Zillah's Aidee Muniz and Esmi Gil. Tayler Wells and Jenna Bradwell, competing as Goldendale's No. 3 doubles team, won by forfeit to push the Wolves girls to a 3-2 win.

After taming the Leopards on Tuesday, Goldendale's girls made it an undefeated week for the team after winning four of five matches against Wapato. Both singles won, as mentioned earlier, and two of Goldendale's three doubles teams earned wins on Thursday.

Bighorn and Johnson won easily 6-0, 6-2, Allen and Beam cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory but Wells and Bradwell fell 6-2, 6-1.

For the boys against the Leopards, there wasn't much success after Vega and Cano's doubles win. John Hanna, No. 1 singles, dropped a tough first set 5-7 to Ryan Anderson and fell 2-6 in the second set. Alden Bothamley dropped both sets (4-6, 2-6) in the No. 2 singles match to Cody Vance and the Timberwolves No. 2 doubles of Avery Christiansen and Cody Farmer fell 0-6, 0-6 to Zillah's No. 2 team.

Jaryd Cline

SERVING IT UP: Goldendale's Talia Johnson serves during the team's No. 1 doubles match against La Salle on March 23 in Goldendale.

The boys' struggles continued into Thursday against the Wolves, where Vega and Cano again were the only Timberwolves to pick up a win. Hanna fell 4-6, 6-7 (7-0) in a closely contested match while Bothamley also dropped a close match, falling 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. Vega and Cano were Goldendale's only doubles team to travel to Wapato, and the Wolves picked up two wins via forfeit.

The Timberwolves Tennis team is off until Tuesday when they return home for an SCAC matchup with Naches kicking off at 3:30 p.m.


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