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Miners’ tennis team struggles in road matches

Nevada Union’s varsity tennis team has taken to the courts the past two days trying to beat their opponents and the heat, but Mike Blake’s bunch came up short in both regards at Rocklin on Tuesday and at Placer on Wednesday.

“The heat hasn’t been a problem until this week,” Blake said. “It’s just been that way the past couple of days out there. Plus, these were tougher matches, too.”

The Miners dropped both matchups by the same 8-1 score. On Wednesday, Brittanie Miller and Hannah Goddard teamed up to bring home the Miners’ lone win, a three-set victory at No. 3 doubles.

No. 1 singles player Jessica Miller and NU’s No. 1 doubles team of Emily Ramsey and Stephanie Brumett fell in three sets at Placer.

On Tuesday, NU’s Kate Wolfe scored NU’s lone win, taking a three-set win. Jackie Thompson and Thira Gilbert each lost in three sets at Rocklin, as did Brumett and Ramsey at No. 1 doubles.

“Even though the score was 8-1, we had several matches that went three sets, but we lost them in the tiebreakers,” said Blake.

NU closed its pre-league portion of the schedule with a 1-4 record and opens Metro Conference action Tuesday at McClatchy, followed by a home date against Kennedy next Thursday.

Miners sunk by Rocklin

Nevada Union’s water polo teams opened season Wednesday at Rocklin, but fell in all four contests.

The Miner varsity boys lost 12-4. Jordan Golnik led NU with two goals, while Jon Dorfman and Andy Franks each added a score. The Miners’ varsity girls fell 10-2, despite two goals from Andrea Fernandez.

NU’s junior varsity girls lost 10-4, but Paige Herfurth had two goals, while Caliegh Cox and Amanda Ramey each added another. Nevada Union’s JV boys fell 18-0.

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