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Miners drop net opener

Come-from-behind wins by Will Harvey as well as the doubles team of Sarav Patel and Andy Tweed provided highlights for the Nevada Union boys tennis team on Wednesday in its preseason-opening match at Rocklin.

Playing in the No. 3 doubles slot, Patel and Tweed won their match 0-6, 7-6, 10-7, winning the final set in a super tie-breaker. Harvey won his No. 5 singles match 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Nevada Union’s third victory was produced by Jasper Fredrickson, who took his No. 3 singles match 7-6, 6-2.



The Miners host Colfax in a 3 p.m. scrimmage today.

Bear River surged to a 25-11 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a victory that improved its league-leading record to 13-0 (19-6 overall).




Annie Osterholt scored 14 points, Jocelyn Fry 12 and Melanie Fry chipped in with six to lead the Bruins. All three are freshmen.

Bear River concludes its season Friday at Colfax.

JV: Kennedy 56,

Nevada Union 50

Shanna Stefani led Nevada Union’s junior varsity girls basketball team with 18 points in the Miners’ home loss to Kennedy on Wednesday.

Paige Carnahan grabbed eight rebounds and Cassie Davidson had six assists.

NU plays again Friday at Yuba City.

Kennedy connected on back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to seize the momentum in a back-and-forth contest.

NU got solid all-around efforts from Mariah Orellana with 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals; and Hayden Fleenor with 12 points, seven steals and four assists. Stephanie Sarantopolous also contributed six points, three rebounds and three assists for the Miners, who took their sixth league loss (all against Grant, McClatchy and Kennedy) and fell to 17-9 overall.

Kennedy led 17-15 at halftime and the two teams were tied 28-28 after three quarters.


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