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CHS varsity netters still looking for first team victory

Columbia High's pattern of winning the No. 2 doubles and No. 3 singles matches continued in its 3-2 loss to visiting Castle Rock last Friday.

Play resumed at the point at which it was stopped April 30 when rain forced a suspension of four varsity matches on the Park Center courts.

Kelley McNallan and Desirae Lexa picked up where they left off to win their third straight doubles contest, outscoring Julie Johnston and Chelsea Stonex 11-9 in a third-set tiebreaker.

The Bruins pair dropped the first set, 6-4, but rebounded to win the second, 6-3, and force the tiebreaker, which occurs when teams have split the first two sets, Bruins Coach Herm Doscher said.

"All four girls played well. It was probably the closest match of the season for both teams," he remarked.

Tasia Garrett rallied for a 7-6 victory in the first set of her No. 3 singles match, winning the tiebreaker, 7-5. She put April Kramer away in the second set, 6-3, for her sixth straight victory.

"Both girls had long rallies," Doscher noted. "I think Tasia just out-hustled her opponent on some tough points, and that was enough to win."

The Rockets prevailed by winning No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and No. 1 doubles matches.

CHS's Jenny Mayer lost to Catherine Carpenter, 6-3, 7-5, in No. 1 singles, while teammate Leah Wadman fell, 6-1, 6-0.

The Bruins' Martha Ohlson and Adrienne Woosley succumbed, 6-0, 6-1, to the Rock's Nicki Johnson and Laura Wheeler in No. 1 doubles action.

In junior varsity play, CHS players went down in defeat in four of five matches.

Naomi Summa topped Lori Nickerson, 8-1, in a pro-set singles match to prevent a C-Rock sweep.

Tenino 3, at Columbia High 2 --

Victories in No. 2 doubles and No. 3 singles highlighted CHS's defeat by Tenino on the Park Center courts last Thursday.

The doubles team of Desirae Lexa and Kelley McNallan won its second match of the season, dispatching Tenino's Snowie Day and Annalise Wissler in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.

Tasia Garrett continued her strong play in singles, sweeping Ashley Disken, 6-0, 6-0.

Tenino's Megan Smedley and Michaela Witthoeft dominated the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, however, losing just one game between them in four sets.

Smedley breezed past Jenny Mayer, 6-1, 6-0, while Witthoeft overpowered Emily Swick, 6-0, 6-0.

On the No. 1 doubles court, CHS's Martha Ohlson and Leah Wadman fell to Holly Thornton and Kelly Humble, 6-3, 6-3.

Columbia's jayvee owned Tenino's, sweeping all five matches.

Adrienne Woosley and Erin McCutcheon both won pro-set singles matches, by scores of 8-4 and 8-2, respectively.

In pro-set doubles, the teams of Stacey Neils and Amy Courtney, Naomi Summa and Tanya Reyes and Katie Fester and Leticia Cortez defeated their Tenino opponents by a combined score of 24-1.

At Stevenson 3, Columbia High 2 --

Straight-sets victories by No. 3 singles player Tasia Garrett and No. 2 doubles partners Desirae Lexa and Kelley McNallan propelled the Bruins to their best showing of the season April 21.

Garrett, who hasn't lost since the first match of the season, defeated Crystal Lopez, 6-2, 6-1 to improve her record to 4-1.

The Lexa-McNallan combination won for the first time, upending Ana Gavenas and Jordan Scott, 6-2, 6-4.

The No. 1 doubles pairing of Martha Ohlson and Adrienne Woosley lost its first set to Darby Roeder and Megan Blake in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (8-6). In the second set, the Stevenson duo prevailed 6-2.

Both varsity singles matches went to Stevenson. Kia Kalderon stymied Jenny Mayer, 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play. On the No. 2 court, Mary Moore topped Emily Swick, 6-2, 6-1.

In junior varsity action, Columbia took three out of four matches.

Leticia Cortez blanked Aubre Nail, 8-0, in a pro set, while teammate Erin McCutcheon dropped an 8-6 decision to April Pierre.

Doubles play saw the Naomi Summa-Katie Fester team win in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Stacey Neils and Amy Courtney won their match in a pro set, 8-1.

Ridgefield 4, at Columbia High 0 --

The league-leading Spudders won seven of 10 scheduled matches April 28.

One varsity singles match could not be completed because of rain.

Results of completed matches were:

No. 1 singles --

Corrine Holmberg (R) def. Jenny Mayer, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles --

Kelley Donnelly (R) def. Emily Swick, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 4 singles --

Mackenzie Fix (R) def. Erin McCutcheon, 8-0.

No. 1 doubles --

Jessica Rohrer-Rachel Wheelon (R) def. Martha Ohlson-Adrienne Woosley, 6-0, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles --

Sarah Thornes-Chrystal Chandler (R) def. Desirae Lexa-Kelley McNallan, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles --

Jamie Posselt-Rachel Schenger (R) def. Amy Courtney-Stacey Neils, 8-2.

CHS's Tasia Garrett trailed 5-3, but was at duece in the ninth game, in the first set of her No. 3 singles match against Danielle Pfeiffer when rain stopped play.


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