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PREP TENNIS: Miners sweep Rio Linda

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The Nevada Union tennis team won its third consecutive Foothill Valley League match Wednesday.

The host Miners blanked Rio Linda with a perfect 9-0 performance.

Team captain Kaid Reischman featured a booming serve as the No. 1 singles player and recorded the day’s only shutout 6-0, 6-0. The third year varsity player was dominant in winning his fifth match of the season.

No. 2 singles player, freshman Preston Reischman, needed three sets to remain unbeaten in his last four matches. Reischman fell behind 4-6 in the opener, pulled even at 6-4 in the second set, then pulled out a 10-7 decisive tiebreaker.

Freshman Nikita Khrypin was stellar at No. 3, winning 6-1, 6-1. Teammate Max Wright, another freshman won his fourth match of the year, cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Freshmen Jared Anderson and Blake Yamauchi, at seeds No. 5 and No. 6 respectively, notched their initial triumphs of the year. Both players were down 4-6 in the opening sets, and each rallied back at 6-3 to even the match. Anderson’s 6-0 blanking at No. 5 in the final set secured the win. Yamauchi dropped just two games in the third period to win.

In doubles action Will Weiss-Prezsler and Zed Friedman teamed up to win 6-2, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles duo of Dane LaFrancoise and Cal Vinitzky swept their opponents 6-3, 6-1.

Coach Dave Graham’s exciting young Miners trave l to Rio Linda Thursday for a rematch and final road contest of the season.

“We’re building a solid foundation for the next few years,” Graham said. “The majority of our players are freshmen playing very well on the varsity level. I’m looking forward to our future in the new Foothill Valley League.”

Coaches may submit game reports by email at wford@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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