PREP TENNIS: Miners take two at Lincoln
Nevada Union’s tennis team went on the road Tuesday and defeated the Lincoln Zebras twice on their home court.
Playing inspired tennis, the young varsity netters swept a modified double header in Foothill Valley action.
The Miners captain and No. 1 singles player, Kaid Resichman, dropped a heartbreaking first match 4-6, 6-7 tiebreaker to Lincoln’s top player Nathan Dickett. Reischman, a junior, avenged that loss by crushing the Zebra ace 6-0, in the second contest,
At No. 2 singles, freshman Preston Reischman methodically swept senior Zebra player Drake Behrentpt 6-1, 6-3. Reischman’s back-to-back wins gave him three straight dual match victories this season.
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Returning from injury at No. 3, freshman Nikita Khryapin staged the comeback performance of the afternoon. Facing a deficit of 2-6 in the opening contest, he rallied to a 6-0 shutout over Alex Figuero, forcing a crucial second match. Khryapin then decided the match with a 6-1, 8-0 tiebreaker.
Another freshman Max Wright, claimed two triumphs at the number No. 4 spot, besting Lincoln’s Dallin Rankin. Wright now has won three individual matches for the Miners.
Two freshman, Jared Anderson and Blake Yamauchi at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively, fell to Chris Tran and Anthony Robles of Lincoln in close contests.
In the only doubles action of the day, the team of junior Tal Vinitsky and sophomore Kieran Haupt were edged by the duo Cory York and Ruban Ramirez 0-6, 3-6.
Head Coach Dave Graham was thrilled with the play of his young varsity tennis team.
“When you look at our young team, our only seasoned player with varsity experience is our leader, junior Kaid Reischman,” Graham said. “We received two great performances today from freshmen Max Wright and Preston Reischman. Also, freshman Nikita Khryapin won a crucial match for us. This double victory was extremely important entering in to the new Foothill Valley League.”
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232.
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