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CHS Girls Tennis

Bruins end first half of season with unblemished record



Columbia High completed the first half of SWW 1A League girls tennis play here last Friday with a 4-1 victory over Montesano.

The undefeated Bruins, who stand alone in first place at 4-0 and are 6-0 overall, lost just three sets in three varsity singles matches and went 1-1 on the doubles courts.

No. 1 singles player Johanna Zimbelman cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win on Court 1 to raise her season's mark to 6-0.

No. 2 Noe Roche (3-2) also had an easy time, skunking her opponent, 6-0, 6-0 on court 2. No. 3 Robin Swanhuyser (5-0) made it a CHS sweep, winning 6-3, 6-0.

On the lower courts, No. 1 doubles team Brooke and Mara Hathaway (5-1) dominated for CHS, taking a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

In No. 2 doubles, first-time pair Amanda Rieper and Caroline Kelly extended their match to three sets before falling, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Columbia High 5, at Castle Rock 0:

The Bruins earned their second dual meet shutout of the season last Thursday.

Columbia found its stiffest competition on the doubles courts, where No. 1 team Brooke and Mara Hathaway had to go to a tiebreaker in the second set.

After winning the first set 6-3, the Hathaways went to 6-6 in the second before prevailing 7-2 in the tiebreaker.

No. 2 team Caroline and Lauren Kelly needed three sets to earn their first varsity win of the season. They got it by scores of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

In singles action, No. 1 Johanna Zimbelman swept her opponent, 6-1, 6-1. Robin Swanhuyser, who moved up to No. 2 for the meet, also won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

At No. 3, Amanda Rieper filled the lineup spot and made the most of the opportunity, taking the first set 6-6 (7-2), 6-0.

Columbia High 3, at Stevenson 1:

CHS's undefeated girls tennis team ran its SWW 1A League record to 2-0 March 26 with a 3-1, rain-shortened victory.

Johanna Zimbelman improved to 4-0 in No. 1 singles action, sweeping Katie Dudley 6-4, 6-2.

On the doubles courts, No. 1 team Brooke and Mara Hathaway and No. 2 team Amanda Rieper and Adrienne Charap (2-1) both won in straight sets.

One other match--No. 2 singles--was completed before rain washed out the rest of the varsity/junior varsity slate.

In that match, Noe Roche lost to Diva Napierala in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

At Columbia High 4, Tenino 1:

The Bruins defeated the Beavers for the first time in at least five years March 22, winning a SWW 1A League meeting on the Park Center Courts.

With the win, the Bruins improved their record to 3-0 under first-year head coach Rae Meaney.

Columbia clinched the victory by taking all three singles matches.

Johanna Zimbelman won her No. 1 singles match in three sets, battling back from a 6-2 first-set setback to take sets two and three, 6-1, 6-2.

Noe Roche and Robin Swanhuyser also enjoyed success on the singles courts, winning their No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches in straight sets.

The Bruins win on the doubles courts came from No. 2 team Amanda Rieper and Adrienne Charap in three sets.

Rieper and Charap took the first set 6-3, ceded their advantage with a 6-2 loss in the second but came back strong in the third to win 6-0.

In junior varsity action, Columbia won three of four singles matches and split the two doubles matches.

SWW 1A LEAGUE MATCH

Columbia High 4, Tenino 1

At Park Center Courts

Thursday, March 22

No. 1 singles --

Johanna Zimbelman (C) def. Cheree Lucero (T), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles --

Noe Roche (C) def. Charisse Lewis (T), 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 singles --

Robin Swanhuyser (C) def. Stephanie Hardcastle (T), 6-0, 6-2.

Jayvee --

Lauren Kelly (C) def. Candace Bradley (T), 8-1; Linna Im (C) def. Cecilee Larson (T), 8-4; Caroline Kelly (C) def. Molly Yeder (T), 8-1; Glenda Rosales (T) def. Danielle Jones (C), 8-6.

No. 1 doubles --

Alex Wuerth/Maggie Nelsen (T) def. Brooke Hathaway/Mara Hathaway (C), 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles --

Amanda Rieper/Adrienne Charap (C) def. Linnea Robinsen/Katie Frasl (T), 6-3, 2-6, 6-0.

Jayvee --

Melissa Stueve/Betsy Yoder (T) def. Kristina Nelsen/Katie Crumpacker (C), 8-2; Courtney Whidden/Kellyn McCutcheon (C) def. Rachel Williams/Rachel Bunting (T), 8-7; Valerie Allen/Danielle Rich (C) def. Michelle Stevens/Britney Smith (T), 8-6.

SWW 1A LEAGUE MATCH

Columbia High 3, Stevenson 1

At Stevenson HS

Monday, March 26

No. 1 singles --

Johanna Zimbelman (C) def. Katie Dudley (S), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles --

Diva Napierala (S) def. Noe Roche (C), 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

No. 3 singles --

Rained out.

Jayvee --

Rained out.

No. 1 doubles --

Brooke Hathaway/Mara Hathaway (C) def. Cheryl Perry/Aubrey Pestana (S), 6-1, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles --

Amanda Rieper/Adrienne Charap (C) def. Jimie Koch/Hannah Delude (S), 6-2, 6-4.

Jayvee --

Rained out.

SWW 1A LEAGUE MATCH

Columbia High 5, Castle Rock 0

At Castle Rock HS

Thursday, March 29

No. 1 singles --

Johanna Zimbelman (C) def. Ainsley Uhlenkott (CR), 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 singles --

Robin Swanhuyser (C) def. Emily Hollingsworth (CR), 6-3, 6-3.

No. 3 singles --

Amanda Rieper (C) def. Carrie Williams (CR), 6-6 (7-2), 6-0.

Jayvee --

Heather Shulke (CR) def. Linna Im (C), 8-6; Kristina Nelson (C) def. Dezmon Eyer (CR), 8-2; Danielle Flock (CR) def. Katie Crumpacker (C), 8-2; Glenda Rosales (C) def. Jessica Ward (CR), 6-1.

No. 1 doubles --

Brooke Hathaway/Mara Hathaway (C) def. Chelsea Mitchell/Amelia Manning (CR), 6-3, 6-6 (7-2).

No. 2 doubles --

Caroline Kelly/Lauren Kelly (C) def. Jaymi Thompson/Natasha Mentain (CR), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

Jayvee --

Courtney Whidden/Kelly McCutcheon (C) def. Katie Caulfield/Kayla Nielson (CR), 8-4; Jaime Murdock/Ariel Elf (CR) def. Danielle Rich/Valerie Allen (C), 8-1.

SWW 1A LEAGUE MATCH

Columbia High 4, Montesano 1

At Park Center Courts

Friday, March 30

No. 1 singles --

Johanna Zimbelman (C) def. Megan Rosenbach (M), 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 singles --

Noe Roche (C) def. Katie Schuh (M), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 singles --

Robin Swanhuyser (C) def. Ashley Rowe (M), 6-2, 6-0.

Jayvee --

Katie Crumpacker def. Katie Schuh (M), 6-3; Linna Im (C) won, 8-3.

No. 1 doubles --

Brooke Hathaway/Mara Hathaway (C) def. Michelle Leach/Hillary Lawrence (M), 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles --

Christa Perkins/Alyssa Harwick (M) def. Amanda Rieper/Caroline Kelly (C), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Jayvee --

Courtney Whidden/Kristina Nelson (C) won, 8-1; Danielle Rich/Valerie Allen (C) won, 8-1.



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