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Prep roundup: Kenes, Smith nab PVL tennis title

The Union Staff

In Jeff Carrow's 14 years of coaching tennis, he's only had one league champion.

The Bear River head coach can double that number now as Lauren Kenes and Cassie Smith teamed up to win the Pioneer Valley League girls doubles championship.

In a three-set battle, Kenes and Smith, who played as singles during the regular season, won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

The win sends the two onto the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament Thursday.

Andrew Leonard, Bear River's No. 1 boys singles player, will be joining Kenes and Smith at the section tournament, qualifying in the boys singles division.

Leonard, who had lost two matches all season leading up to the PVL tourney, earned the right to compete at the section tournament by making the PVL championship match. Leonard lost the title match, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, to Andrew Carducci of Placer. It was Leonard's third loss of the season, all of which came against Carducci.

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JV: Nevada Union 10,

Granite Bay 8

The Lady Miners notched their first Sierra Foothill win of the season Friday, taking down the Grizzlies by two.

Nevada Union's bats remained hot, tallying 10 hits along the way to a 10 run day.

Freshman Ella Walton led the way with two hits and three RBIs, Kendall Bivona added a double and two RBIs, Devinity Buendia added a hit, an RBI and scored twice, Julia Riggs accounted for two hits and two RBIs, and rounding things out was Eleanor Boling with two hits and an RBI.

Bailey Kennedy got the start for NU, throwing four innings, allowing six runs and striking out four.

Eden Baker came in to get the win, pitching three innings with two runs given up and one strikeout.

The Lady Miners are back at it Wednesday against Del Oro.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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