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Troy tennis team plays well during busy week

by Western News
| May 7, 2009 12:00 AM

Troy High School’s boys and girls tennis teams played three matches on Friday and Saturday.

In a double dual Friday at Ronan, the Trojan boys dropped a 5-1 match to Mission but rebounded to take care of the host school, 5-1.

Against Mission, Brandon Rebo and Pat Hickman won a doubles match, 9-7.

Troy swept the singles matches against Ronan with wins by Jake Higgins (8-1), Rebo (8-6), Creede Garcia (8-2) and Hickman (8-2). The doubles team of Jesse Day and Shado Garrett also won (9-8 with 7-2 tiebreaker).

On Saturday, the boys played Valley Christian to a 3-3 tie. Garcia (2-6, 6-0, 6-3) and Hickman (6-2, 6-4) posted singles victories. Day and Garrett won in doubles (3-6, 6-1, 6-4).

The Lady Trojans were undefeated in their three matches with ties against Mission (3-3) and Ronan (3-3) and a victory over Valley Christian (4-2).

On Friday against Mission, Jackie Pepiot (8-2) and Jordan Stapley (10-5) had victories in singles while Liz Smith and Kristin Parks (8-0) took care of their opponents in doubles. Against Ronan, Jessica Lyons (8-6) and Tara Duzan (8-6) were winners. Cassidy Hand and Pepiot teamed up for a doubles win (8-2).

Duzan (6-0, 6-3), Pepiot (6-0, 6-1) and Stapley (6-0, 6-1) all cruised to victories against Valley Christian at home on Saturday. The doubles team of Smith and Parks won in a marathon (1-6, 6-4, 6-2).

Clark’s Fork, Idaho, visited Troy on Wednesday but the visitors did not have enough players for an official match. The tennis team’s Nancy Prieve said no scores were kept with the athletes participating only in exhibition matches.

Troy’s girls are scheduled to play at Eureka on Thursday.

BOYS

Mission 5, Troy 1

Friday at Ronan

Singles

No. 1 – Makepeace, M, def. Day, 9-8 (7-5).

No. 2 – McCollum, M, def. Higgins, 8-1.

No. 3 – Ahlborn, M, def. Garrett, 8-0

No. 4 – Schock, M, def. Garcia, 8-4.

Doubles

No. 1 – McCollum/Eck, M, def. Higgins/Hoffman, 8-3.

No. 2 – B, Rebo/Hickman, T, def. Partov/McCollum, 9-7.

Troy 5, Ronan 1

Friday at Ronan

Singles

No. 1 – Higgins, T, def. Burland, 8-1.

No. 2 – B. Rebo, T, def. JBlixt-Leo, 8-6.

No. 3 – Garcia, T, def. Cheff, 8-2.

No. 4 – Hickman, T, def. Allen, 8-2.

Doubles

No. 1 – Day/Garrett, T, def. Butler/Shimi, 9-8 (7-2).

No. 2 – Yazzie/Sucha, R, def. Higgins/Hoffman, 8-6.

Troy 3, Valley Christian 3

Saturday at Troy

Singles

No. 1 – Kauffman, VC, def. Higgins, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2 – Nurse, VC, def. B. Rebo, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 3 – Garcia, T, def. Glidewell, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.

No. 4 – Hickman, T, def. L. Palmer, 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles

No. 1 – Day/Garrett, T, def. Parson/Petersen, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

No. 2 – J. Potter/Bohlken, VC, def. Higgins/Hoffman, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0.

GIRLS

Mission 3, Troy 3

Friday at Ronan

Singles

No. 1 – Makepeace, M, def. Hand, 8-3.

No. 2 – ElMenshawy, M, def. Smith, 8-2.

No. 3 – Pepiot, T, def. Gao, 8-2.

No. 4 – Stapley, T, def. Kleinstueck, 10-5.

Doubles

No. 1 – Fehrs/Bowers, M, def. Lyons/Duzan, 8-4.

No. 2 – Smith/Parks, T, def. Thompson/Andres, 8-0.

Troy 3, Ronan 3

Friday at Ronan

Singles

No. 1 – Lyons, T, def. Blush, 8-6.

No. 2 – Duzan, T, def. Cheff, 8-6.

No. 3 – Metzger, R, def. Parks, 8-0.

No. 4 – Drake, R, won by forfeit.

Doubles

No. 1 – Hand/Pepiot, T, def. Fisher/Blixt-Lee, 8-2.

No. 2 – Matkovich/Walstad, R, def. Smith/Stapley, 8-3.

Troy 4, Valley Christian 2

Saturday at Valley Christian

Singles

No. 1 – Manuel, VC, def. Lyons, 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 – Duzan, T, def. Larson, 6-0, 6-3.

No. 3 – Pepiot, T, def. Zhu, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 – Stapley, T, def. Satterlee, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

No. 1 – Moore/Cross, VC, won by forfeit

No. 2 – Smith/Parks, T, def. Wittmier/Pearson, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.