PREP TENNIS: Ponderosa edges Miners to snap streak |

PREP TENNIS: Ponderosa edges Miners to snap streak

The Nevada Union’s tennis team had its win streak snapped at four, losing to the Ponderosa Bruins on their home court Monday. This narrow 5-4 contest left the young Miners with a 4-6 record, finishing in the middle of the Foothill Valley League standings.

In the final match of the year, team captain Kaid Reischman once again led the Miners by sweeping the No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-2. Utilizing a devastating serve, Reischman, a third year varsity player, captured his seventh individual victory of the season.

Freshman Preston Reischman, the No. 2 seed, had his five-match win streak ended in a tight battle 4-6, 4-6. Reischman finished with five triumphs his rookie year.

At No. 3 singles, freshman Nikita Khrypin prevailed 6-2, 6-2. Khrypin has proven to be a very steady player all year for the Miners.

Max Wright, another freshman, posted his fifth win at No. 4 singles, needing three full sets. Behind 4-6, he rallied back at 6-2 and then nabbed the third period 6-3.

Jared Anderson fell in straight sets 1-6, 2-6 at No. 5. Junior teammate Kelly Muir performed well at the sixth spot, but lost a heartbreaking tiebreaker 6-4, 4-6, 11-13. It was the longest contest of the afternoon.

Junior Tal Vinitzky and sophomore Kieran Haupt fell at No. 1 doubles 4-6, 2-6. The No. 2 doubles tandem of Will Weiss-Pressler and Zed Friedman closed out the Nevada Union scoring with a 6-2, 6-3 decision.

The Miners 2019 4-6 mark in Foothill Valley action signals a bright future for its tennis program. Head coach Dave Graham’s young netters competed at a high level in varsity competition this year despite having no seniors.

Coaches or team affiliates may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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