PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union softball falls to Woodcreek, NU tennis tops Woodcreek
The Lady Miners couldn’t keep up with the Timberwolves from Woodcreek Thursday, falling to their Sierra Foothill League foe 16-2.
Nevada Union fell behind 3-1 after the first inning and held Woodcreek without a run in the second, but the Timberwolves hung five on the board in the third and cruised from there.
Bright spots for the Lady Miners were Savannah Ozuna with a hit and an RBI and Emma Zoellin with a double. NU’s Lexi Blackston, Gracie Ramos and Bailey McNew all chipped in base hits.
Next up for the Lady Miners (3-8, 0-4 SFL) is an away bout with Folsom Tuesday.
JV: Woodcreek 21, Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners JV squad had a tough time with Woodcreek, falling to the Timberwolves by 18 Thursday.
Leading NU was Aja Ellsworth with a pair of hits and a run scored, Vanessa Enriquez also had two hits and a run scored, Rylee Bautista added a base knock, Madi Pierce also singled, Leah Ellis went 1-for-3 and Jaycee Parman scored a run.
The Lady Miners (6-10, 0-4 SFL) are back at it Tuesday at Folsom.
Miners bring A-game, top Timberwolves
The Miners brought their A-game when Woodcreek came to the Nevada Union courts March 31.
Team co-captain Jack Wright led the team with a great performance at No. 1 singles, winning his match 6-2, 6-2. Cyrus Malin, who also holds the position of co-captain, never quite got his game going at No. 2 doubles and fell in straight sets. The No. 3 singles spot was played by Kelty Dallugge who played a solid match and won 6-1, 6-4. Kevin Cayabyab was on his game in a big way and won his No. 4 singles match 6-3, 6-3. The No. 5 spot was filled by Ryan Brott who played well but fell a little short, losing 6-3, 6-1. Simon Nielsen had a great day at No. 6 singles and won his contest 6-3, 6-4 with solid ground strokes.
Logan and Luke Ericson played No. 1 doubles together and took their match all the way to a third set but lost it 6-3. Simon Lace and Cameron Fraser also took their match to a third set but lost it 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. The No. 3 doubles team was Alex Olswang and Nolan Clark and they played like a team to win 6-4, 6-4 to seal the team win. Matt Hayward, Drew Laferriere, and Jasper Waters played in exhibition matches for the Miners.
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